July 7, 2021

Daily API RoundUp: Black History Facts, AbuseIPDB, ScrapeUp, Mindstamp

Daily API RoundUp: Black History Facts, AbuseIPDB, ScrapeUp, Mindstamp
Daily API RoundUp: Black History Facts, AbuseIPDB, ScrapeUp, Mindstamp

Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples. If you have new APIs, clients, or Source Code examples to add to ProgrammableWeb’s directories, we offer forms (APIs, Clients, Source Code) for submitting them to our API research team. If there’s a listing in one of our directories that you’d like to claim as the owner, please contact us at editor@programmableweb.com.

Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Data Mining, SEO and Coupons. Highlights include an API for retrieving data about Black history and an API for determing optimal cycling routes. Here’s a rundown of the latest additions.


Black History Facts APITrack this API enables users to contribute or search one of the largest black history fact databases on the web. API methods are available to post and retrieve facts. This API is listed in the History category.

ScrapeUp APITrack this API is a real time proxy API for web scraping. This API enables users to get the HTML from any web page with an API call and handles proxies, browsers, and CAPTCHAs. Find this API in the Data Mining category.

AbuseIPDB is a blocklist database for webmasters, system administrators, and other interested parties to report and find IP addresses that have been associated with malicious activity online. The AbuseIPDB APITrack this API allows users to report abusive IPs and instantly check if an IP has been reported. It has methods to check a single IP address (v4 or v6), retrieve blocklists, report IP addresses, accept a subnet (v4 or v6) denoted with CIDR notation, and more. The API also features Integration with Fail2Ban open source intrusion prevention software. This API is filed under Security.

Googlebot APITrack this API provides an easy way to check if an IP address is officially used by Googlebot to crawl the web. It is filed in the SEO category.

Mindstamp is video Platform that offers interactive features to boost engagement, drive actions, collect information. The Mindstamp REST APITrack this API enables developers to pull and manage data from the platform. API access is available on the Enterprise tier. Developers can contact the provider for more information. It is listed in the Video category.

Cyclers Navigate provides maps, routing and navigation APITrack this API and SDK for cycling and micromobility. The API produces a set of route plans to get from the origin to the destination given specified parameters. The proposed routes are calculated so that the individual routes offer optimal duration and bike friendliness (safety, comfort, physical effort and pollution-exposure). Example uses include point-to-point with waypoints, multi-stop routes, circuit routes and more. The Cyclers Navigate API is filed under Cycling.

Coupon Bureau (TCB) is a non-profit platform with a centralized database of all distributed, serialized coupons available for redemption plus live connectivity for retailers to facilitate real-time validation. The Coupon Bureau APITrack this API enables developers to integrate programmatically with the services, with methods for manufacturers to add offers to TCB, authorized partners to connect to TCB, also methods for providers, retailers, clearinghouse, accelerator, 3rd party data access and more. It is listed under Coupons.