April 26, 2013
The World Bank, whose mission is to end world poverty by providing financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world, is now offering developers a new API (our World Bank API profile).The bank considers the development of its API a component of this mission.
The SolarPlots API provides a new data tool to track where the sun will be in any given location in the US (and adjacent parts of Mexico and Canada) for any specific date and time or series of dates. The sun plotting search tool could possibly be used by photographers needing to know best times to shoot twilight scenes, for sun-bathers wanting to book the best time on a hotel rooftop, or home buyers wanting to calculate how much direct sunlight their new property may get. Developers could use the app to scale up such individual needs or to add sun-loving contextual information to a location-based app product.