Daily API RoundUp: Validic, Quantum.io Gravity, DataCite, FatSecret, Payplug

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Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Payments, Nutrition, Health, and Weather. One highlight today is the Skywise Insight API, which provides industry specific weather and climate data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


FatSecret is an online diet, nutrition and weight loss community service that allows users to track their activity, food and weight and contribute information and content to help people achieve their diet, nutrition and weight goals. This REST API provides you with food and nutrition data for monitoring restaurants, exercise, weight and recipes. It also allows you to maintain a food diary with common nutrient data types that returns; calories, proteins, fat, vitamins, carbohydrates and more. The FatSecret API is primarily listed under the Nutrition category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Nutrition APIs.

FatSecret nutritional API information
FatSecret API allows apps to consume nutrition and activity data / image: Google Play/FatSecret

DataCite is a member-based organization that helps make data & other research outputs more accessible by devloping methods to help the research community locate, identify, and cite research data. The DataCite for Datacentres API is a service for data publishers to mint DOIs and register associated metadata. They recommended that you integrate minting and updating DOIs with your metadata management infrastructure. This API is listed under the Data category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Data APIs.

Validic provides digital health data to developers of medical, wellness, and fitness apps and devices. Developers can use Validic Connect Partner API to authorize users, manage records, customize data about fitness, sleep, nutrition, weight, biometrics, and diabetes. This API is listed under the Health category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Health APIs.

Payplug is a mobile payment solution for small and medium sized enterprise merchants. The Payplug API contains methods for accepting credit card payments, creating and managing refunds, and a beta version of a Machine Learning enabled fraud prediction API. The ccc API is listed under the Payments category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Payments APIs.

Searx offers a metasearch engine solution that consolidates the search functionality of websites. It offers users secure browsing and online anonymity options. The Searx Administration API and Searx Search API send requests in HTTP format and return results in a variety of multimedia types that include video, images, torrent, and map. These APIs are non-proprietary products of an independent developer and are categorized under Search.

The Inlite Barcode Reader API can read barcodes from PDF, TIFF, JPEG, PNG and other format images, located on the Web or locally. It recognizes 1D barcodes ( Code39, Code128, etc.), 2D barcodes (PDF417, DataMatrix, and QR), and postal barcodes. In addition, it can decode driver license and barcode data. The API is listed under the Barcodes category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Barcodes APIs.

Quantum.io is a free KPI metrics dashboard. The Gravity API allows developers to push data to the dashboard with XML and JSON support to customize dashboards. The Quantum Gravity API is listed under the Dashboards category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Dashboards APIs.

B-Reputation is a Platform for clients and employees to review companies. The B-Reputation API offers access to the business reviews database. Information offered by this RESTful API includes companies' basic information, reviews, and summaries. The API is listed under the Reputation category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Reputation APIs.

Loggamera is a Swedish home automation and Internet of Things provider. The Heatpump API offers real-time data from connected heat pumps such as type, indoor temperature, activity, and filter alarms. Additionally, it can Fetch model specific information. Developers need to register in order to request an API Key. The Loggamera Heatpump API is listed under the Home Automation category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Home Automation APIs.

The Skywise Insight API, from WDT (Weather Decision Technologies), provides industry-specific data, such as heating/cooling degree days, growing degree days and evapotranspiration. The API allows developers to access historical, current, and forecast data for any geographic area of interest and is listed under the Weather category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Weather APIs.

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