Our free COVID-19 Stats and New API lets you send a web-based query to Smartable AI and get back details about global and regional coronavirus data, including latest numbers, historic values, and geo-breakdowns. It is the same API that powers our popular COVID-19 stats pages. Developers can take the returned information and display it in their own tools, apps and visualizations. Different from other coronavirus data sources that produce breaking changes from time to time, our API strives to be stable, detailed and close to real-time, by leveraging AI to gather information from many credible sources. With a few clicks in our API try-it experience, developers can get it running quickly and unleash their creativity.
“We’re not just fighting an epidemic; we’re fighting an infodemic”
– WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
In Smartable AI, our mission is to use AI to help you be smart in this infodemic world. Information is exploded, and mis-information has impacted the decisions of governments, businesses, and citizens around the world, as well as individuals’ lives. In 2018, The World Economic Forum identified it as one of the top 10 global risks. In a recent study, the economic impact has been estimated to be upwards of 80-100 Billion Dollars. Everything we do is focused on fighting misinformation, curating quality content, putting information in order and leveraging technology to bring clean, organized information through our APIs. Everyone wins when they can make sense of the world around them.
Our Free API
The coronavirus stats and news API offers the latest and historic COVID-19 stats and news information per country or state. The stats are refreshed every hour using credible data sources, including the country/state’s official government websites, data available on wikipedia pages, latest news reports, Johns Hopkins University CSSE 2019-nCoV Dashboard, WHO Situation Reports, CDC Situation Updates, and DXY.cn.
The API takes the location ISO code as input (e.g. US, US-MA), and returns the latest numbers (confirmed, deaths, recovered), the delta from yesterday, the full history in that location, and geo-breakdown when applicable. We offer detailed API documentation, a try-it experience, and code examples in many different programming languages.
We want it to be a collaborative effort. If you have any additional requirements for the API or observe anything wrong with the data, we welcome you to report issues in our GitHub account. The team will jump in right away. All our team members are ex-Microsoft employees, so you can trust the quality of support, I guess 🙂
Our Example Apps powered by the API
We have developed two example apps by using the API.
Offers interactive stats+news per country/state, powered by our API.
Offers a pro app of all things COVID-19, powered by our API.
These apps are currently not open-sourced, but if there are enough people shouting for their source code, we may consider it in the future.
Our Next API
We are researching and developing a COVID-19 Fact Check API to fight mis-information. The API will offer 0-100 Likelihood that a given headline about COVID-19 is false. If you are interested in learning about the API, please sign up our Smartable AI updates on our homepage.
About the Smartable AI team
Smartable AI is a bold and ambitious team of ex-Microsofts that is setting out to change the way that information is consumed and managed. We are makers of APIs that use machine learning and open source software and embrace a culture of collaboration, fast learning and shipping often. We speak developer’s language while also welcoming other voices from other disciplines to work with us.