Single purpose API
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Civic minded hackers from all over the world recently organized themeselves for action as a part of the International Open Government Hackathon. The team from Portland, Oregon decided to make use of a platform called ScraperWiki that can grab data from government websites and turn into more consumable formats via the ScraperWiki API. Their work is an excellent example of developer ingenuity at unlocking data that is hard to use but still very useful.
One of the major purposes of a Web API is to expose a structured content that you can use in your own app, create some great mashup and share it with your friends. But what do you do if a popular app does not expose any API? If you're a developer, you write code to scrapes the app's content and transform it to a format you need. It's admittedly murky legal territory, but ScraperWiki makes that process easier by providing a console and an API to access the data you collect.
MasterCard Sector Insights
||The MasterCard Sector Insights API takes information from MasterCard payment transaction data that has been collected in near real-time, and identifies trends for a given industry sector. Some of...||Credit Cards||10.16.2016|
||The MasterCard SpendingPulse API offers near real-time, anonymous transaction data sourced from millions of Mastercard-accepting locations. Reports are available on a subscription basis. Some of the...||Credit Cards||10.10.2016|
MasterCard BIN Table Resource
||The MasterCard BIN Table Resource API can keep up-to-date MasterCard issuing account ranges that can be used for authorization, routing, and fraud prevention purposes. Incorporating the BIN Table...||Credit Cards||10.09.2016|
||The Autodata Motorcycle API offers comprehensive technical information for over 62 motorcycle manufacturers. Information such as lubricants and capacities, tightening torques, tire pressures, and...||Auto||10.05.2016|
||The W3C File API document specifies an API for representing file objects in web applications, programmatically selecting them, and accessing their data. This API includes a FileList interface, a Blob...||Tools||10.05.2016|