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A look at the new U.S. General Servisces Administration's Digital Registry API which compiles all 6,000+ social media accounts managed by U.S. Government agencies, and a look at six ways external developers can make use of the API to build innovative products and create new analytics services.1
McLeod Software serves the freight and shipping industry with ERP software. Now, the company offers SMS integration for its leading product to open new channels of communication between logistic companies and drivers, speeding up internal processes to provide a faster service for its customers.
With The AP releasing an updated version of its Elections API earlier this year, news organisations across the US now have faster access to elections race information. This led NPR and the NY Times to improve on their legacy FTP system by building a new API for accessing AP information faster.
We've added 17 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Marine, Transportation, Text-to-Speech and others. Included is an API from Pole Star that allows developers to track marine vessel navigation. Here's a summary of the new additions and how they could aid developers.
The next generation of smart city applications and user interfaces are beginning to emerge based on the European-initiated FIWARE open API platform. The platform provides an open source toolkit of APIs and backend infrastructure components that enable app developers to create new city solutions.
Taking inspiration from enterprises that adopt an API-first culture, the new IT leadership team for the state of Arizona defined their strategy, changed the culture and built a cloud-based digital platform that leverages APIs to drive digital transformation of a decentralized enterprise.
Electronic health records management policy makers in the United States want to see APIs become a mandatory standard. But several leadership voices in the healthcare and IT industry, including Dr John Halamka from the Beth Israel Medical Center, say it is too early for APIs to take a central role.
Accurate Background enhanced its employee screening API to include international search. The feature arrives after a decade of developing in-country and regional contacts, language skills, and regulatory compliance knowledge. API access to the resources streamlines international background checks.
Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Transportation, Events, OCR and other categories. We've summarized them here.
IBM has announced that it is acquiring the digital and data assets of The Weather Company in a deal reportedly worth more than $2 billion. The acquisition will hing on IBM's ability to create value by applying Watson to The Weather Company's data to create predictive weather analytics solutions.
Hilton extends the capabilities of its HHonors app by integrating with Uber’s API, providing automated Ride Requests from inside the Hilton app to improve guest experience.
In response to nine months of customer feedback, Postmates updated its API with two, oft-requested enhancements: batching and multiple drop-offs
A recent release by the UK’s Revenue and Customs Department has moved the needle on how Governments release APIs. Could SLAs be available next?
We've recently added 8 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Crime, eCommerce and Learning Management Systems. Here's a summary of the new additions.
While attempting to provide legislative information to the public, the Sunlight Foundation encountered some technical obstacles while scraping bill data from Indiana’s website.
Eleven APIs have been added to ProgrammableWeb today in such categories as Robots, Government, and Reference. Here's a summary of what is new to the directory.
International civic tech startup DataLook is hosting a replication marathon to encourage local reuse of 10 projects to highlight the potential of open source for civic good.
Six new APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Mapping, Transportation, and Optimization categories, among others. Here's a summary of what is new.
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.