Daily API RoundUp: Verisign, AT&T, Geobytes

Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples. If you have new APIs, clients, or Source Code examples to add to ProgrammableWeb’s directories, we offer forms (APIs, Clients, Source Code) for submitting them to our API research team. If there’s a listing in one of our directories that you’d like to claim as the owner, please contact us at editor@programmableweb.com.

Here is a rundown of what is new to ProgrammableWeb’s directories.


AT&T Sponsored Data: The AT&T Sponsored Data API offers developers ways to reach customers. Content is delivered and targeted in a flexible way to mobile devices, and AT&T customers can consume content without data charges.

AT&T Sponsored Content

image: AT&T

We’ve primarily categorized the AT&T Sponsored Data API under the Content category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Content APIs.

The Verisign OpenHybrid API allows for interoperability between existing, on-premise devices and cloud-based platforms through an open API. The API leverages existing security in devices to signal threat information back to the Verisign DDoS protection cloud for detection and mitigation of DDoS attacks. We’ve primarily categorized the Verisign OpenHybrid API under the Security category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Security APIs.

EBSCOhost offers Library sources to schools, universities, medical, legal, and government institutions. EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) is a journal and magazine search service.The EBSCO Discovery Service API allows developers to access an institution’s collection. The API allows for Integration for search directly into a library or corporate Portal as well as search and browse full-text databases and popular databases. The EBSCO Discovery Service API is listed under the Library category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Library APIs.

MeaningCloud provides a Sentiment Analysis API that detects the sentiment of any text. The API determines whether a piece of text has positive, negative, or neutral sentiment by identifying the local polarity of the different sentences in the text and evaluating the relationship between. It is able to extract aspect-based sentiment, discriminate between opinions versus facts, detect polarity disagreement, and detect irony (beta). Users can create their own sentiment models. An API Key is required and available after signing up for an account with MeaningCloud.

Semantic Analysis demo by MeaningCloudimage: MeaningCloud Semantic Analysis demo

We’ve primarily categorized the Sentiment Analysis API under the Semantics category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Semantics APIs.

Geobytes provides a number of APIs related to IP geolocation services. Two more have recently been added to the directory.

The Geobytes GeoRemote API allows users to get the location of an IP Address, formatted according to a template defined by the user. This allows users to organize the data any way they like. A standard template is also available. The service accepts requests in HTTP format and returns a page of HTML. This API is listed under the Location category.

Also from Geobytes is the Geobytes GeoPhrase and GeoFlag API. It allows users to dynamically insert customized greetings onto their webpages. Users can choose from many available templates, but the default greeting is “Special welcome to our visitors from ...” This API is offered free of charge, without any sign-up or registration requirements. It can be added to a webpage simply by copy/pasting a bit of JavaScript code. This API is listed under the Localization category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Localization APIs.

Be sure to read the next Semantics article: Canvs Announces Suite of APIs for Its Emotion Insight Services