September 26, 2019
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This portion of our series about the Most Interesting APIs in 2019 includes APIs developers could utilize for data manipulation purposes, such as accessing data, extracting data from web sources, creating reports and visualizations, database administration, linking data in apps, and more.
Message Bus is a cloud-native application service for email and mobile messaging. The selling point is the high deliverability rate, its ability to scale according to demand and the fact that it's simple enough to be used by developers with limited time and resources. The Message Bus API makes it possible for developers to easily add messaging functionality to their websites and apps.
ReportGrid has found an excellent niche and positioned itself as the leader of the pack when it comes to web-savvy. It provides data analytics as a service, which is not new in itself. The idea of providing this service with data submission through its ReportGrid API and analytics delivered in a web browser really takes it to the next level. ReportGrid is one of 43 analytics APIs, and one of 241 Enterprise APIs. Its simplicity makes it relevant to a broader audience than many of the more use-case tailored web services, such as those that focus on web site analytics or social media.