Daily API RoundUp: Zailoo, Pearson LearningStudio, Platform9, PredictSpring, NFL Arrest

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We've recently added 8 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Crime, eCommerce and Learning Management Systems. Here's a summary of the new additions.


Zailoo Rideshare Companion API provides users the ability to compare accurate, real-time price and time estimates for ridesharing services like Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and Taxis.

Zailoo ridesharing comparison application screenshots
Screenshots of the Zailoo application / image: Zailoo


We've added this API to the Transportation category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Transportation APIs.

The Web Shrinker Website Category API returns categories for a given URL, hostname, or IP address and makes this informaiton available as a downloadable database. If the request is not yet categorized, Web Shrinker will crawl it and categorize it. The API also integrates with the Web Shrinker screenshot service to get images of the websites. We've categorized this API under the Classification category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Classification APIs.

NflArrest is the online database of NFL player arrest statistics, and includes graphs, lists, as well as an interactive Arrest-O-Meter. The NFL Arrest API provides users access to a database of over 15 years of arrest records for NFL Players. Using this open API, users can query the desired data, which is broken down by team, player, crime, and position.

The Arrest-o-meter - interactive NFL player arrests chart
Screenshots of The Arrest-O-Meter on NFLArrest.com


This API is listed under the Sports category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Sports APIs.

Pearson provides developers access to the Pearson LearningStudio LMS to develop rich user experiences, create student and faculty portals, create reports, develop course tools, integrate with 3rd-party tools, and more. The LearningStudio APIs are a set of RESTful and SOAP services that provide tools for the online course environment. The API is listed under the Learning Management Systems category. Pearson is currently sponsoring a Student Coding Contest with cash prizes, and is accepting proposals until October 9, 2015, from students who are enrolled in an undergraduate institution in the United States and Canada.

Platform9 provides solutions to build and manage OpenStack private clouds. Platform9 REST API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Platform9 with other applications and to create new applications. Some example API methods include managing resources, accessing resources, and creating new stacks. We've primarily categorized the Platform9 API under the Cloud category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Cloud APIs.

PredictSpring is a mobile commerce solution provider. PredictSpring REST API allows developers to make product content 'shoppable' through 'Buy' buttons on social media or applications.

Diagram of PredictSpring Commerce Gateway API
Diagram of PredictSpring Commerce Gateway / image: PredictSpring


This API is listed in the Mobile category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Mobile APIs.

Smyte is a spam and fraud detection service for online marketplace and social network applications. Smyte REST API allows developers to integrate the functionality of Smyte such as send actions based on user actions on applications, retrieve those actions, and manage user accounts.This API is under the Security category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Security APIs.

Unlimited Criminal Checks provides users with access to criminal records databases across the U.S. The Unlimited Criminal Checks Offender API allows developers to pull data such as criminal courts, dept. of corrections, sex offender, white page current and historic (for skip tracing) and reverse cell phone look ups. We've categorized the API under the Crime category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Crime APIs.

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