Daily API RoundUp: Xignite, Parsebot, QuantConnect, Smaato

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Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in categories such as Finance, Advertising, and Alogrithms. The new additions are summarized here.


Parsebot API allows developers to extract content such as articles, images, video and audio from a website and embed it directly into a developer's applications. Guides are available to maximize API calls, embed data, and send & receive responses.

View the Parsebot service in action in this video via Parsebot/YouTube

We've categorized the Parsebot API under the Parsing category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Parsing APIs.

Smaato is a mobile application advertising solution. The Smaato API allows the Integration of Smaato into third-party applications. API methods include user management, publishing advertising, and retrieving metrics on advertising. We've categorized this API under the Advertising category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Advertising APIs.

QuantConnect is a financial data algorithm Platform. QuantConnect's REST API allows developers to create projects, add classes, compile code, and test it across historical financial data. We've listed this API under the Algorithms category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Algorithms APIs.

TriSys provides cloud computing to the recruitment industry using servers located at data centers around the world. The TriSys Web API allows developers to integrate recruitment functions into application such as job boards, HR backends, applicant tracking systems. The TriSys API is listed under the Human Resources category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Human Resources APIs.

WinSMS provides tools for developers to easily integrate SMS messaging into existing database applications, custom software and web sites. The WinSMS API is useful for sending bulk SMS through email to SMS, FTP, XML and HTTP. We've categorized the WinSMS API under the Messaging category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Messaging APIs.

Several APIs provided by market data cloud provider Xignite have been added to the directory. Here's what's new:

XigniteGlobalHistorical API allows developers to get historical prices for equities trading on more than 50 global exchanges. Price data includes closing prices, highs, lows, and market volume going back to 2000.

XigniteIPOs API lets developers integrate initial public offering (IPO) data - including IPO pipeline, IPO calendar, IPO schedule, and performance data - from NASDAQ, NYSE, BATS Exchange, and OTCBB markets into their websites and applications.

XigniteNAVs API allows developers to access Net Asset Value (NAV) data for U.S. mutual funds. This data is updated daily and is intended to facilitate research and analysis of mutual fund performances.

XigniteGlobalNews API allows users to retrieve headlines and summaries for news articles relating to the economy, business, or the financial sector. The API also covers news on metals, foreign exchange, and commodities trading.

XigniteFactSetFundamentals API allows developers to access financial statement data and daily calculated fundamental data for over 70,000 equities around the world. This data is gathered and cross-checked by data teams from FactSet Research Systems.

XigniteWidgets API allows developers to integrate widgets displaying real-time and historical financial content into their websites and applications. These widgets are capable of displaying stock quotes, forex data, and economic news and events.

The Xignite APIs are categorized under the Financial category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Financial APIs.

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