Daily API RoundUp: Studio Ghibli, Movebank, OANDA

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Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Bitcoin, Science, and Animation. Highlights include the Studio Ghibli API which returns film data from the popular anime studio, and the OANDA (foreign) Exchange Rates API.


Movebank is an online database of free animal tracking data. This is a global data archive for animal movement data, regardless of species, provided by 5000 researchers and research organizations and managed by the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, in coordination with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, the Ohio State University and the University of Konstanz. Developers can use the Movebank API to build applications that connect to the Movebank database. The API is listed under the Science category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Science APIs.

Movebank provides tools for animal tracking data

Movebank provides tools for animal tracking data including live data feeds, maps, and an API. Image: Movebank

OANDA is a forex (foreign exchange) broker that enables trading for over 90 currency pairs, metals, and CFDs and provides data and corporate foreign payment services. The OANDA Exchange Rates API is a RESTful service that allows applications to access OANDA's daily and real-time exchange rate data. It provides a way to programmatically request rates to process with methods for average rates, real-time rates, tick-level data, Forex Order Book and more. The OANDA Exchange Rates API is listed under the Currency category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Currency APIs.

Binomads brokenlink.io API aids the detection of broken links of any website. The API returns all responses in JSON format. The brokenlink.io API is listed under the URLs category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of URLs APIs.

Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation film studio that produces anime features, shorts, commercials and more. The Studio Ghibli API provides access to a catalogue of people, places, and things found within the Ghibli Platform. Developers can use HTTP request to expose and consume the API's developer resources. The Studio Ghibli API is listed under the Animations category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Animations APIs.


Programmatically access metadata from Studio Ghibli films

Programmatically access metadata from Studio Ghibli films such as "Spirited Away" via this API. Image: Museo d'Arte Ghibli

Today's new additions to our Crytpocurrency, Bitcoin and Blockchain categories are listed below.

MixCoins is a global bitcoin exchange that provides a secure environment for implementing Bitcoin sale and purchase transactions. The MixCoins API provides a RESTful platform for developing applications that connect to the Mixcoins trading Portal.

Liqui Exchange is a Ukraine-based cryptocurrency trading platform with a RESTful API that provides accessibility to trading functions such as tickers of currency pairs, active orders on different pairs, and latest trades of each pairs, among others.

CoinTree is an Australian Bitcoin exchange marketplace. The CoinTree API supports the Integration of CoinTree’s Bitcoin trading functions in applications.

SouthXchange is a currency management platform built and operated by PRO-Systems. The SouthXchange API is useful to integrate cryptocurrency trading functions for Bitcoin and other digital assets.

WebCargo offers "mundane" APIs and services to help developers automate workflows. Some have been added to our Domains category and are listed here.

WebCargo Whois API provides standardized JSON WHOIS responses for simple WHOIS domain data manipulation.

WebCargo Domain Check API uses multiple methods to check an email addresses authenticity and returns availability of domains.

WebCargo Email Check & Webform API (also known as Email Check API) enables applications to deeply probe any email address so users are protected from bounces and fake accounts.

WebCargo Screenshot API allows users to capture customized screenshots in PNG, JPG and GIF format from any website.

WebCargo Geolocate IP API allows uers to check the location of any IPv4 or IPv6 address. This REST API uses multiple methods to query an IP address and returns contextual data on the IP addresses location.

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