This article is part of a multi-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2017. Security and Privacy APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
CheckInOn.Me is a “proactive automated personal safety system” that allows developers to create customized services that provide peace of mind to users. The CheckInOn.Me API grants developers access to a system that checks in on users and waits for a custom response to verify their safety.
Following its acquisition this week of Smyte, a “trust and safety as a service” company, Twitter has reportedly shuttered Smyte's API with little warning to Smyte customers, which include well-known companies such as GoFundMe, Indiegogo, Zendesk, TaskRabbit and popular package manager npm.