Want to build apps that use government data, filter spam, or use Twitter for sports? You can find those and a couple more things in the 7 new APIs added to our API directory this past week. This set includes an API for the NY Senate and one for tracking expenses of UK parliament members, an API for managing documents in the cloud, an API for filtering email spam, and an API that lets you track your running by using Twitter. Below are more details on each of these (and for those keeping score, there are now 1,421 APIs on ProgrammableWeb):
As we previously reported in December 2008, the Apps for America contest was created to encourage the development of open source applications that help constituents monitor and communicate with their members of Congress. Contest entries have to use at least one of the required APIs, which included the Sunlight Labs API , OpenSecrets.org API, FollowTheMoney.org API, and Capitol Words API.