Daily API RoundUp: USDA, FAOSTAT, Clickmeter Rebrandly, Prototypster

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We've added six APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today including APIs for Agriculture, Nutrition, Screenshots, and other categories. Additionally, four SDKs for use with Synapse Payments have recently been listed in the SDKs and Libraries portion of the directory. Here's a look at what's new.


FAOSTAT is maintained by the Statistics Division of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the UN. FAOSTAT REST API is used to access FAOSTAT data. The data is comprised of food source and agicultural data for 245 countries and 35 regional areas from 1961 through present.

FAOSTAT is a major component of FAO, with the goal of collecting and analyzing nutrition, food and agriculture data for the fight against global hunger. / screenshot: Fao.org

We've categorized this API under Nutrition. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Nutrition APIs.

Rebrandly by Clickmeter allows users to rebrand their URLs and links with their brand and information. Clickmeter Rebrandly REST API allows developers to integrate Rebrandly with other apps, manage links and linked data, manage users and accounts, and get reports and statistics. The Rebrandly API is listed under the URLs category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of URLs APIs.

USDA PubAg API supports application developers by providing a searchable database of agricultural publications. The database contains over 41,000 full-text journal articles by USDA staff and includes over a million citations. The API is flexible to either JSON or XML formats. We've categorized the USDA PubAg API under the Agriculture category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Agriculture APIs.

Prototypster is designed to help users rapidly prototype their products with custom 3D printing. Users simply upload their design, select a material, and choose a shipping method. Prototypster API allows developers to integrate 3D printing services into their own applications.

Protoypster helps users design, print, and sell 3D products / screenshot: Prototypster

We've listed the Prototypster API under the 3D category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of 3D APIs.

MailboxValidator Single Validation API is programmed to authenticate one email at a time. The provider is a vendor of products for filtering and verifying email addresses. API results are returned in JSON or XML formats. We've categorized the ccc API under the Email category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Email APIs.

SiteCapt provides fast website screenshots as a service. The SiteCapt API provides developers with user-friendly tools to take screenshots of websites. Some of the parameters supported are width/ height of screenshot, URL, waiting time, and more. This API is categorized under the Screenshots category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Screenshots APIs.

SDKs And Libraries

The SynapsePay API allows developers to perform secure bank transfers to move money without the need for a credit card or a check. With the API's, users can send money, receive money, add bank accounts, create users and more. The API is offered as a white label service with simple pricing. Pricing plans range from 5-20 cents / transaction plus a subscription fee for features. Four SDKs for use with the API have been added to the directory. They include SynapsePay Node.js SDK, SynapsePay PHP SDK, SynapsePay Ruby SDK, SynapsePay Python SDK.

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