Daily API RoundUp: StackPath, TrafficLight, Lightwave, BigDataCloud

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Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Location, B2B, and Home Automation. Highlights include an API that identifies people from their gaits, an API for generating fake data, and an API for StackPath secure edge cloud interactions. Here’s a rundown of the latest additions.


UnifyID is an authentication platform which aims to remove passwords and one-time passcodes (OTP) from user experience. The UnifyID APITrack this API enables applications to identify users by gait and provide passwordless authentication as part of a 2FA or MFA solution. It also detects bots and credential stuffing attacks. The API is listed in the Authentication category.

RallyUP is a platform for creating raffles, a-thons, events, crowdfunding, auctions, sales, and sweepstakes. The RallyUP APITrack this API enables developers to access fundraiser information including campaigns, users, donations, and organizations. With RallyUP, users can accept donations in 135+ currencies. This API is listed in the Funding category.

OpenSong is an open-source application for managing and projecting songs, lyrics and chords, scripture fragments, free text, images and videos. The OpenSong APITrack this API enables external applications to automate and control projections with methods for manaing slides, songs, presentations, screens and more. It is RESTful with XML format support. Find this API in the Presentations category.

Moonsighting Hijri Date APITrack this API allows developers to get the current Hijri date based on the visibility of the moon. Unlike most apps that use the calculated visibility or non-visibility of the moon, Moonsighting uses the actual sighting of the moon by the human eye. This API can return data in HTML, CSS, CSV, and JSON, and is listed in the Calendars category.

StackPath provides secure edge cloud services built for developers. The StackPath APITrack this API is a RESTful HTTP service to programmatically interact with the StackPath secure edge platform. It allows users to manage an account, stacks, and more. This API is listed in the DevOps category.

Open Access is a publishing model for scholarly/legal communication that makes research information available to readers at no cost. Open Access Button allows users to instantly find and request research articles. With the Open Access Button APITrack this API, users can access papers, manage subscriptions, find Interlibrary Loans, metadata, depositing papers and more. Find this API in the Law category.

TrafficLight provides B2B insights about companies and their financial situations. The TrafficLight APITrack this API allows users to search for companies by name or unique identifier and retrieve data about the company’s financial health, default payment risk, and more. This API is listed in the B2B category.

FakerAPI APITrack this API enables developers to generate fake data for testing and design purposes. It is a free service that generates up to 1000 lines of fake data such as users, texts, products, places, persons, images, credit cards, companies, books, addresses and more. No authorization is required. Documentation is provided in English and Italian. Find this API in the Testing category.

Lightwave offers innovative, affordable and stylish home automation technology. The Lightwave APITrack this API enables registered users to access Lightwave lighting and energy smart home devices. Get historical data and user information, control devices and more with the API. The Lightwave API is listed in the Home Automation category.

Fire And Smoke Detection (IgnisDet) APITrack this API enables applications to detect fire and smoke in photographs. This API is capable of detecting house fires, building fires, vehicle fires, and wildfires. This service is suitable for building surveillance applications, parking applications, interior and outdoor sensors, and more. It is lised in the Recognition category.

BigDataCloud provides IP Geolocation services for eCommerce, advertising agencies, and financial institutions. Several BigDataCloud APIs were added to the Location and other categories, including the APIs listed below.

BigDataCloud Reverse Geocoding APITrack this API enables developers to identify a user’s location using geo-coordinates. This API facilitates locality information such as country, state, city, and postal code.

BigDataCloud Country Info APITrack this API returns detailed information about countries including ISO defined names, languages and currencies. United Nations and World Bank defined region names and income levels are also provided.

BigDataCloud Email Verification APITrack this API is designed to render fast and provide straight forward email verification check. It carries out full standard compliance syntax check and full domain part check including mail servers configuration check.

BigDataCloud FREE Public IP Address APITrack this API can determine the public IPv4 address of a customer accessing a user’s services. It also offers proxy detection by examining the X-Forwarded-For (XFF) HTTP header field.

BigDataCloud Phone Number Validation by IP Address APITrack this API validates the phone number submitted by the users using their IP address.

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