April 26, 2013
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.
If healthy eating is about willpower, and all the more so in restaurants, the Foodcare API can fortify your effort. The Foodcare data is all about dining that's tuned to specific dietary requirements. Before looking at the API, it's easiest to understand the power of these tools in how they are organized in its app, called "Everyone Eats." As shown in a handy tutorial, the end user enters their profile into the app.
One challenge for people struggling to stay on a diet or manage a food allergy is figuring out exactly what ingredients are in something they want to eat. Food producers generally list the ingredients used to make their products, but accessing that information can be problematic.