Daily API Roundup: Volvo, Alpha News Stream, Chatwee, Coworker, Pimcore

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Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Auto, Remote Workforce and News Services. Highlights include a Volvo API, a Patent Search API, and a Superhero Search API. Here is an overview of the latest additions.


VOLVO recently launched a Developer Gate for developers. The Volvo Extended Vehicle APIFollow this API allows developers to build third-party applications using Volvo automotive data, LiDAR specifications, and more. Methods are available to retrieve data on vehicle lists, odometer, car locked status, door open status, hood and tailgate status, window open status , etc. The API complies with ISO 20078-1:2019 and is listed under the Auto category.

chatwee is a conversation Platform for remote workgroups and online communities. The Chatwee APIFollow this API allows developers to programmatically interact with the service, using methods to manage single sign-on (SSO), chat rooms, users, and reports. This API is listed under the Remote Workforce category.

Collaborater is a global community of over 15,000 coworking spaces in 172 countries. The Coworker APIFollow this API offers coworking space data, with methods to retrieve workspace name and id, geo coordinates, address, city, state, country, image, URLs, daily price, weekly price, monthly price, currency, description, star rating, reviews, max capacity, private rooms and more. Data can be delivered in XMLCSV or JSON sizes. Period is provided after API partner approval. This API is also listed under the Remote Workforce category.

search for superheroes APIsFollow this API returns available information about a superhero. Data includes appearance, gender, biography, aliases, alter egos, name, birthplace, publisher, login images and more. Search using hero name, real name or unique ID with this API. The API is from developer Akash Joshi. This API is listed under the Entertainment category.

Lens.org offers free, open, patent search and scientific research services. The Lens Patent APIFollow this API offers data on intellectual property, life sciences (and genetic sequence analysis), research and development, and business strategy. Accessible content includes over 127 million total patent records using 120 search fields. The Lens Patent API allows users to combine and perform multiple search operations to retrieve results programmatically. It is listed under the Patents category.

Alpha News Feed APIsFollow this API offers a selection Feed headlines from more than 350 financial, business and stock market news sites. The sources of information are human curated and regularly updated. Data returned includes post, title, date, time, source, URL, images, tags, summary and paywall, editorial types (news categories), video, podcast, blog and topics. This API is listed under the News Services category.

Better meta is an APIFollow this API that allows users to quickly and easily Fetch any site’s meta tags in an digestible JSON format. A given URL receives a response with meta information in JSON format. Better Meta is based on AWS Lambda. The API is categorized as Metadata.

NetworkCalc APIsFollow this API offers methods for IPv4 subnet calculations, DNS, website security, and binary calculations. The API is useful for system administrators, network administrators, developers, and home network users who need to perform network calculations for subnets and convert between binary, decimal, hexadecimal, and octal. It is useful to check the website’s DNS records, including SPF and SSL certificates. It is listed under Network.

pimcore is an open source data and experience management platform for enterprises. The Pimcore APIFollow this API provides programmatic access to Product Information Management (PIM) services with GraphQL. Query and manage documents, digital assets, data objects, products, events, custom queries with this API, which is listed under Digital Asset Management category.

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