API Mashups (1)
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.
YouTube Mobile Data Plan
||The YouTube Mobile Data Plan offers Quality of Experience (QoE) optimization by identifying the user's data plan. This API includes two parts, one is used to establish the user's data plan with an...||Optimization||05.23.2016|
||The Zeit Now API allows developers to programmatically orchestrate Node.js deployments in the cloud. Zeit is a project designed to make cloud computing as easy and accessible as mobile computing. The...||Cloud||05.18.2016|
Twin Prime Data
||The Twin Prime Data API provides users with programmatic access to rich client and network data collected by Twin Prime, including data and metrics about end users' mobile app performance and usage....||Mobile||05.18.2016|
||The Recombee API allows developers to access its real-time recommendations cloud service programmatically using a sophisticated query language. Recombee is a recommendations system as a service that...||Recommendations||05.17.2016|
UK Electoral Roll
||The UK Electoral Roll API is an access portal to a database of millions of individual voter profiles, contacts and other demographic data held in government-sourced voters register. The API supports...||Data||05.09.2016|