Daily API RoundUp: Xooa, Sentiance, Talkdesk, Instana

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Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, eCommerce, and Performance. Highlights include APIs for determining user behavior, optimizing images, and managing cloud contacts. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


Social Animal provides social media, content and influencer marketing services. Social Animal Content API returns news articles and other popular web content based on a user's query and search parameters such as title, keywords, author, dates, domain name and more. The Social Animal Share Count API provides a way to retrieve counts of how many times a given URL was shared on popular social media sites. The API is listed in the Social category and supports the most popular social media websites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Social Animal APIs

Screenshot: Social Animal

Instana provides application performance management (APM) services for Microservice applications. The Instana API enables the retrieval of key data points used to monitor and analyze applications in real time with a REST interface. The API includes methods for metrics, search fields, snapshots, and events. Changes due to code deployment are instantly discovered. The Instana API is listed under the Performance category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Performance APIs.

OpenAI is a non-profit AI research company that provides solutions for safe Artificial Intelligence. The OpenAI Gym API is a local REST API to the gym open-source Library, which provides an environment for developing reinforcement learning algorithms. The API is listed under the Artificial Intelligence category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Artificial Intelligence APIs.

Talkdesk provides enterprise cloud contact center services. Developers can use the Talkdesk Core API to manage accounts, applications, contacts, recordings, and users. The Talkdesk Reports API is also available to retrieve reports and associated data. Both APIs are listed in our Customer Service category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Customer Service APIs.

Ameto is an image optimization service. Developers can use the Ameto API to automate image processing in order to optimize media content for arbitrary end devices, improve User Experience and save operational costs. The Ameto API is listed under the Images category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Images APIs.

Ameto API

Screenshot: Ameto.de

Xooa is a secure private Blockchain Platform with smart contracts. The Xooa API enables developers to test, run and manage blockchain applications. The API exposes permanent endpoints with synchronous and Asynchronous call support. The service offers developers an easy way to experiment with blockchain integrations and smart contracts The Xooa API is listed under the Blockchain category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Blockchain APIs.

Unofficial Forever21 API enables requests for data from the Forever21 website. This interface supports JSON responses pertaining to categories, products, product searches, details, and lists. The API was created by an independent developer and is not officially associated with Forever21. It is listed in the eCommerce category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of eCommerce APIs.

Sentiance uses IoT sensor data to gather insights into user behavior and to predict user context based on historical data and current situation. The Sentiance API interprets data in real-time to determine user location, transport mode, and base-level activities. The Sentiance GraphQL API supports mutable queries related to user information, events, and segmentation. Both APIs are listed under the Predictions category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Predictions APIs.

Sentiance - Turning IOT sensor data into behavioral insights Video: YouTube/Sentiance

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