Daily API RoundUp: Star Trek, App Store, PayJoy, Tangany, MAAS

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Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Marketplace, Big Data, and Blockchain. Featured today is the STAPI API, which provides Star Trek TV show, film, comics data and data from other sources. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


STAPI Star Trek API is an open source API tht is open to public contribution. It pulls data from publicly available data sources, such as the Memory Alpha Star Trek wiki. This data is cleansed, standardized, and put into a relational model. API methods are available for episode, weapons, trading cards, location, comics, performer, season, soundtrack, spacecraft and other data. The STAPI Star Trek API is accessible using RESTful calls, and a SOAP-RPC version is also available. The API is not officially affiliated with Star Trek film or TV license holders. Both APIs are in stable beta, and listed under the Entertainment category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Entertainment APIs.

Retrieve data about Star Trek with STAPI

Retrieve data about Star Trek with STAPI. Image: Paramount Pictures

App Store is Apple's online store where users can discover, purchase, and download apps for their mobile iOS devices. The App Store Connect API allows developers to automate tasks on the App Store, including uploading, submitting, and managing their apps. Developers can also view sales reports, access app analytics, invite users to test apps with TestFlight, and more. This API is listed under the Marketplace category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Marketplace APIs.

Trefle.io aims to deliver all plant information gathered from USDA, Tela Botanica, Tropicos, and International Plant Names Index (IPNI). The Trefle API returns botanical data for plant species in JSON format. With the API, developers could build farming robots, gardening apps, and search apps with information related to plants of the world. This API is listed under the Nature category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Nature APIs.

PayJoy partners with financial institutions and retailers around the world to get customers access to credit. The PayJoy API renables developers to interact with the Platform for payments, finance orders, partner contracts, amounts, currency, and client data. The PayJoy API is listed under the Payments category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Payments APIs.

Tangany provides blockchain Wallet-as-a-Service technology. The Tangany API can be integrated into any existing system for cryptocurrency wallet payment services. All data are stored in EU data centers. The API Documentation is not available as of this publication date, and interested developers should write to the provider for early access. The Tangany API is listed under the Blockchain category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Blockchain APIs.

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Factom protocol is an open source data integrity protocol that extends the security of blockchain to any type of data. The De Facto Enterprise API allow enterprises to interact with the Factom blockchain. Methods are available to get and post chains, entries, and users. Features include queuing, ChainID & Entryhash generation, and POST data. This API is also listed under the Blockchain category.

PDFTables API converts PDF documents to Excel spreadsheets. Users can input PDFs and get CSV, XML, and XLSX formats returned. This API is listed in the Spreadsheets category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Spreadsheets APIs.

MAAS stands for Metal as a Service, which provides automation of physical servers. The MAAS API for data center management (DCM) helps users automate and optimize provisioning for production hardware. MAAS is designed for devops at scale, where bare metal is the best way to run an application. The MAAS API is listed under the Big Data category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Big Data APIs.

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