Daily API RoundUp: Urthecast, Blockonomics, Ontotext S4, TMDb PHP SDK

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We've added eight APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in games, mapping, and other categories. Also added are SDKs for PlayFab and TMDb. Here's a summary of the additions.

APIs

Urthecast provides satellite imagery of the earth, including live imagery from cameras mounted on the ISS. The Urthecast Platform is a system of RESTful APIs that allow to access Earth imagery, geospatial information and other data sets for building dynamic apps to monitor the planet.

Urthecast live video screenshot from the ISS
Screenshot of Earth taken from Urthecast live streaming video cameras on the ISS / image: Urthecast

This API is primarily listed under the Mapping category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Mapping APIs.

S4 (Self-Service Semantic Suite) is a text analytics and data processing platform. The S4 Text Analytics API allows developers to process documents and to query Open Datasets (Freebase, GeoNames and DBpedia) via SPARQL. Use the API to analyze textual content and enrich it with semantic data.

Ontotext S4 diagram
How the Self-Service Semantic Suite (S4) delivers Smart Data management and analytics / Diagram: Ontotext S4

We've categorized the S4 Text Analytics API under the Semantics category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Semantics APIs.

Urthecast provides satellite imagery of the earth, including live imagery from cameras mounted on the ISS. The Urthecast Platform is a system of RESTful APIs that allow to access Earth imagery, geospatial information and other data sets for building dynamic apps to monitor the planet.

Betgidy is an open source gaming engine for casino games. Their Blackjack API provides programmatic access to a playable blackjack game. Interested parties can either register to get API credentials and start playing, or they can download a developer's build of the game. The Betgidy API is listed under the Games category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Games APIs.

TipsGO is a platform, powered by SWT (Smart Wealth Tips), that provides recommendations to users about their money. The TipsGo Tips API can be used to access the functions of the TipsGo platform from mobile or Web apps. Developers can create personalized banking apps to help users invest, save, and protect their money. We've categorized the ccc API under the Financial category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Financial APIs.

Blockonomics API allows users to monitor transactions and balances for their public bitcoin addresses. The API can also be used to add or update addresses to be monitored in Wallet Watcher. Blockonomics users can view graphs of past activity on their addresses and receive email notifications for transactions. We've categorized the Blockonomics API under the Bitcoin category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Bitcoin APIs.

Hotelbeds is a travel agency based in Spain which provides a global hotel database for B2B partners. Their Apitude Content API provides developers access to detailed data about hotels in the Hotelbeds database. Other APIs available include their Apitude Booking API, which enables users to manage the entire hotel booking process, and Apitude Cache API, which provides developers a way to access to all Hotelbeds prices and availabilities as they are in an specific moment in time, so that they can be used for package travel or upload it to third party platforms. We've categorized these APIs under the Hotels category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Hotels APIs.

Clients

PlayFab is a complete BaaS for mobile games. The service can alleviate backend work for game developer teams by managing servers, and comes with a pre-built database. Developers can interact directly with the service through their set of Web APIs or through PlayFab SDKs. These include: PlayFab ActionScript SDK, PlayFab C# SDK, PlayFab Node.js SDK and PlayFab Java SDK.

TheMovieDB.org (TMDb) is a free and community edited database which provides TMDb API is a resource for any developers that want to integrate movie, TV show and cast data along with posters or movie fan art. The Movie DB PHP SDK by independent developer Michael Roterman allows developers to integrate The Movie DB API's methods into their PHP applications. This library works with PHP 5.4+.

 

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