Top 20 APIs of 2019 Based on Twitter Traffic

Top 10 APIs from our Twitter followers

Like most organizations, ProgrammableWeb has a presence on various social media outlets these days, including Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and of course, Twitter.

We used Twitter for discovering new APIs that can be added to our directory, as well as correspond to providers or users from time to time. Witnessing what is trending on Twitter can provide us with insights on what are the important topics of the day, and what technology may be driving developers.

Each time we publish and API on ProgrammableWeb, we try to publish a tweet to promote it a bit. In this article, we check out the top 20 ProgrammableWeb tweets about APIs that were clicked on, retweeted, liked, or shared in other ways by the Twitterverse. APIs from our various categories are represented, including TV, Location, Security, Data, Cryptocurrency, and DevOps.

1. Star Trek API

The STAPI Star Trek API pulls data from publicly available data sources, such as the Memory Alpha Star Trek wiki. This data is cleansed, standardized, and put into a relational model. API methods are available for episode, weapons, trading cards, location, comics, performer, season, soundtrack, spacecraft and other data. The API is not officially affiliated with Star Trek film or TV license holders.

2. Google Docs API

The Google Docs API provides a way to integrate applications and create documents from user and system provided data. CRUD operations are available for automating processes, creating documents and more.

3. Free OCR API

The Free OCR API parses images and multi-page PDF documents (PDF OCR) and returns extracted text in JSON format. The API can be used from any internet-connected device including Android and iOS mobile devices and IoT devices.

4. SiteWhere API

SiteWhere is an application development Platform designed to build and deploy IoT systems. The SiteWhere API provides access to resources, batch operations, customers, devices, and schedules

5. TomTom Geofencing API

TomTom offers traffic, navigation and mapping products. TomTom Geofencing API defines virtual barriers on real geographical locations. Users can determine whether an object is located within, outside, or close to a predefined geographical area and take actions such as push notifications, alerts, and home automation cues based on user location or proximity.

6. Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services Personalizer API

Developers can learn about users and target services for them based on real-time behavior with the Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services Personalizer API.

7. RealtyMole API

Realty Mole provides data on real estate properties. This RESTful API supports looking up specific properties or searching based on size, lot, year built, or other criteria.

8. Vericred Disruption Analysis API

The Vericred API returns health insurance data including medical plans, dental plans, vision plans, coverage, drugs, networks, and providers. The Disruption API enables users to weigh-in factors resulting from switching plans.

9. Xpring XRP API

Xpring is an open developer platform for money. Xpring XRP is a digital asset native to the XRP Ledger. The XPRING XRP API retrieves digital currency data in JSON format to check balances, send payments, and check the status of a payment.

10. Plansource API

PlanSource provides software for employee benefits administration. The PlanSource API provides programmatic access to manage benefits, payroll, compliance, and billing data for employers and insurance solutions. Plansource supports Aflac, Cigna, Guardian, MetLife, and Unum insurance companies.

11. Hodl Hodl API

Hodl Hodl is a a peer-to-peer Bitcoin exchange platform with an API to integrate with wallets, other trading services, OTC trading desks and aggregators.

12. Terbine API

Terbine is a digital marketplace for physical world data. The Terbine API provides a way to interface with Terbine marketplace services. The API provides methods to retrieve data about IoT services from universities, public agencies, and corporations regarding user administration, user profiles, search, schema admin, metadata and more.

13. No Key No Shade RuPaul's Drag Race

The No Key No Shade: A RuPaul's Drag Race API provides data from the vh1 TV show RuPaul's Drag Race. Developers can access data about queens, seasons, and episodes of RuPaul's Drag Race TV program.

14. DeepAI Nudity Detection API

DeepAI provides tools for building with computer vision services. The DeepAI NSFW API returns 0 and 1 numbers to detect nudity on websites and mobile apps, with 1 being the response for considered not safe for web.

15. Cloverly API

Cloverly is an API for consuming carbon offsets. Additionally, it does have some endpoints for calculating carbon impact. This is the first API which allows consumption of carbon offsets. Until now, APIs enabled calculations, but not purchases. Cloverly works with ecommerce platforms including Shopify and Magento.

16. StrongSalt API

StrongSalt provides an Encryption-as-a-service platform. The StrongSalt Open Privacy API enables developers to include built-in data protection and user privacy within applications. It aims to be for privacy what Stripe is for payments or Twilio is for communications.

17. Deutsche Bahn Open Data API

Deutsche Bahn is a European rail service based in Germany. The Deutsche Bahn Open Data GraphQL API includes services for StaDa, FaSta, TimeTables, Flinkster, CallABike and more.

18. Checkly API

Checkly helps developers monitor the correctness of API endpoints. Retrieve monitoring results, connect dashboards, and see status reports with the Checkly API.

19. CoinGecko

CoinGecko is an application for rating digital currencies in the cryptocurrency market. The CoinGecko API enables developers to retrieve live cryptocurrency and cryptoexchanges data. The API provides trading volume, pricing, tickers, exchanges, historical data, coin information, and global markets. Over 4,000 cryptoassets and 300 cryptoexchanges are available.

20. qmeta API is an anonymous peer-to-peer (P2P) search engine that uses its own search and ranking algorithms. qmeta search engine API offers programmatic access for search query data.

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