May 13, 2014
Aadhaar is India’s ambitious project to provide a unique identification number to every citizen. The project has been in operation for the last two years and has now seen a unique number being assigned to over 9.2 million citizens. The latest strategy adopted by the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) is to create the UIDAI Authentication API and provide an SDK for its various subsystems, thereby inviting developers to create an ecosystem around it.
The biggest value that WattzOn is offering through its WattzOn API is access to its “Embodied Energy Database” (EED). This database seeks to detail the amount of energy required to manufacture, transport, use, and dispose of all our stuff. The idea is that if we knew the embodied energy in all the items we use, we could make better consumption choices, avoiding those items with unexpectedly high embodied energy.
This past week 26 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 26 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Amplify, Google Book Search Book Viewability, LongURL, Stupeflix, Taglets, and Wishpot Shopping. The most often used APIs this week are Amazon eCommerce, Google Maps, and Twitter. Similar to what we saw last week, there were many e-Commerce APIs used. The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups: