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We've added 11 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Government, Astronomy, and Browsers. A highlight today is the Facebook Instant Articles API, which enables content providers to automatically publish articles within Facebook. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
The UK Government has taken a step closer to realizing an open banking framework with the announcement of a series of measures by the Competition and Markets Authority that are designed to encourage UK banks to “work harder for customers” by forcing an open banking model on the industry.
The UK’s recent decision to leave the EU has had, and will continue to have, far-reaching impacts beyond many people’s ability to foresee. In a recent article for Recode, Bryan Kirschner discussed the vote’s effect on the progress of open banking and its innovative API foundation on the continent.
With the many vulnerabilities of scraping bank account data causing concerns for some large banks, Wells Fargo recently announced that it intends to create an API to enable integration with accounting software Xero to give small businesses better visibility of their banking data.
Realm has announced the release of Realm version 1.0 which includes an updated Realm API, fine-grained notifications, and support for Apple’s Swift language. The company also announced that Realm now provides technology infrastructure to applications used by one billion people and businesses.
Google announced a complete rebuild of its Cloud Datastore API. The update provides an entirely new platform for cross-platform access to its NoSQL database. Google reports better performance and reliability during tests of the new offer. v1beta2 will remain available for 6 months.
Technology is applied to many industries to varying degrees. This post by Danny Schreiber from Zapier discusses how the Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee used Zapier’s web app automation and integration service to connect distributed voter data to define campaign efforts.
Today's developers have a vast array of databases and APIs upon which to build their products. Developing a data extraction framework for integrating the various data sources that can survive changes over time is a challenge however. This article looks at best practices for such integrations.
Twitter has reversed its decision to shut off API access to Politwoops, a service that tracks and posts the deleted tweets of politicians. Twitter shut down API access for the U.S. Politwoops site in June of last year, and the remaining Politwoops websites lost API access a few months later.
This article discusses examining the open data available for use in your applications. Open data sources are provided and tips for best working with this data are given.
Pivotal has announced the contribution of the HAWQ analytics engine and MADlib parallel machine learning library to the Apache Software Foundation.
Thomson Reuters has launched Open PermID, a free service providing access to the company’s massive core entity data set. Open PermID features bulk downloads and hypermedia APIs.
While attempting to provide legislative information to the public, the Sunlight Foundation encountered some technical obstacles while scraping bill data from Indiana’s website.
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.
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.
Smoke Reports released an API for access to the cannabis industry's largest product database. Data includes seed company, strain, producer, product and batch.
Amazon has announced the availability of Amazon Aurora, a MySQL-compatible, relational database engine designed to be highly scalable and extremely fast.
Using Google Maps Web Services APIs, Chicago's Department of Transportation implemented sophisticated GIS management software to improve efficiency of civic construction projects.