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While attempting to provide legislative information to the public, the Sunlight Foundation encountered some technical obstacles while scraping bill data from Indiana’s website.
A coder using the name “offensive-computing” used 23andMe’s API to access the company’s genetic records to build a tool that blocks users from websites based on genetic makeup.
As the government makes more information freely available via open access, these government APIs can be used to combine data to help drive innovation and growth in the US economy.
By providing a platform that allows scalability, flexibility and fluidity, APIs are encouraging businesses to grow in new ways that remove the need for traditional partnerships.
The Twitter API and Ads Platform have helped Tribune Publishing drive distribution and engagement through the integration of Twitter Sharelines, making sharing articles seamless.
As new languages emerge and old ones continue to thrive, IEEE Spectrum compiled a list of 2015’s Top 10 Programming Languages, including some old favorites and a few new entries.
By building from an API as part of a decoupled project, clear, human-readable API documentation can facilitate clear communication across the project for everyone involved.
Using Google Maps Web Services APIs, Chicago's Department of Transportation implemented sophisticated GIS management software to improve efficiency of civic construction projects.
Twitter’s introduction of the API limit drove many developers away from the platform. At a recent conference in Aspen, Twitter founder Evan Williams expressed regret over the move.
The strategic use of various Twitter platform products for sourcing information and publishing content has helped Bleacher Report become the number 1 sports publisher on Twitter.
With an engaged online community already in place, World of Warcraft creators have incorporated Twitter APIs to allow the broadcasting of in-game experiences to a wider audience.
Level 3 REST APIs expose hypermedia controls that incorporate links into resource representations. Content negotiation can be used to reduce link bloat and dev time within REST.
As a great example of how APIs can drive business success, Hilton Hotels is leveraging Google Maps APIs to improve guest experience by providing detailed local information.