July 3, 2021

Daily API RoundUp: Carbon Intensity, Pressbooks, GetProspect, Unwrangle

Daily API RoundUp: Carbon Intensity, Pressbooks, GetProspect, Unwrangle

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Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Contacts, Data Mining, and Recognition. Highlights include the latest version of the Facebook Graph API and an API that can detect broken windows or doors in a home or business via an image or video. Here’s a rundown of the latest additions.


Facebook Graph APITrack this API Track this API provides searchable data about content on Facebook and the connections between them. This includes people, relationships with friends, shared content, comments, places, events, photos, groups pages, milestones, videos, live video, WhatsApp connections, and others. Version 11.0 offers expanded data access levels to consumer applications to make testing new permissions and features easier. This API is in the Social category.

GetProspect is a B2B contact database and lead generator tool. The GetProspect Company APITrack this API retrieves company data and specialists using a name, title, position etc. Information includes company size, location, social links, and description. Developers can authenticate with an API Key to make calls that will display JSON formats in return. GetProspect API is filed under Contacts.

National Grid ESO is the electricity system operator for Great Britain. National Grid ESO’s Carbon Intensity APITrack this API enables users and smart devices to schedule and minimize carbon emissions at a local level. The API provides an indicative trend of regional carbon intensity of the electricity system in Great Britain (GB) 96+ hours ahead of real-time. It provides programmatic and timely access to both forecast and estimated carbon intensity data, and is listed in the Sustainability category.

Daily API RoundUp: Carbon Intensity, Pressbooks, GetProspect, Unwrangle

Carbon Intensity API was used by WWF to create this widget to help consumers plan energy usage. Image: WWF/EDF/NationalGrid

Broken House Detection APITrack this API enables application to detect broken glass from windows or doors, opened doors or windows, broken walls with certain amount of probability from a photograph. This API is listed in the Recognition category.

Unwrangle is an online reviews APITrack this API. Developers can use the API to scrape online reviews and ratings simply, without the need to code or configure crawlers. Platforms supported include Amazon, Walmart, Costco, AliExpress with more being added often. This API is listed in the Data Mining API.

Pressbooks is an open source book content management system that supports ebooks, print-ready PDF, and XML. The Pressbook REST APITrack this API offers endpoints to manage book and the root site. The Pressbooks system is built on top of WordPress Multisite. This API is listed in the Books category.

Axesso Facebook APITrack this API enables users to query different information related to posts from Facebook. Use it to retrieve details about posts for a give site, or Fetch the corresponding comments and replies for posts. Also from Axesso, the Axesso Expedia API enables users to fetch all relevant review information for a given hotel.