May 23, 2021

Daily API RoundUp: ForwardAI, Vaccine Spotter, SERPmaster, Extractor

Daily API RoundUp: ForwardAI, Vaccine Spotter, SERPmaster, Extractor
Daily API RoundUp: ForwardAI, Vaccine Spotter, SERPmaster, Extractor

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

Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Data Mining, Loans, and COVID-19. Highlights include an API that reads Thai National ID cards and converts them into machine-readable format and an API for locating COVID-19 vaccine information. Here’s a rundown of the latest additions.


ForwardAI APITrack this API offers accounting data intelligence for small business lending. The API offers more than 160 business data points to predict a small business short and long term cash flows in JSON and PDF formats. This API is listed in the Loans category.

SERPmaster APITrack this API enables users to retrieve scraped data from Google services including Google Autocomplete, Google Image, Google News, Google Reverse Image Search, Google Search, Google Scholar and Google Shopping. It also returns usage statistics. It can return data from both the Desktop or Mobile versions of Google. It is listed in the Data Mining category.

Extractor API enables users to extract data from a blog, news article, press release, via a URL. Data returned includes domain, title, author, date published, images, videos, news search, plus manage extraction jobs and translate extractions to 50 languages. This API is also listed in the Data Mining category.

COVID-19 Vaccine Spotter is a tool that enables users to discover COVID-19 vaccine appointment openings at your state’s pharmacies. The developer, Nick Muerdter, is offering a “very beta” APITrack this API to retrieve JSON data by state. Returns provider (Costco, CVS, Kroger, Walgreens, etc.), appointment data and time, URLs, type of vaccine, address, and other information. It is listed in the COVID-19 category.

Unofficial Skype Graph APITrack this API is an unofficial implementation of the Skype contacts API, which allows developers to search for Skype users via name or email address. It will return with the Skype ID, name, avatar url, and city & country registered with Skype. Find this API in the Contacts category.

Thai National ID OCR REST APITrack this API provides OCR (optical character recognition) for Thai National ID cards.