New York City has teamed up with Code for America and Stack Exchange for the Reinvent 311 Mobile Content Challenge. The hackathon lasts from November 26th through January 14th and focuses on mobile apps that utilize the NYC 311 API. 311's content is widely available through its API; however, mobile apps have yet to capitalize on the data available. NYC looks to change that trend with its latest hackathon.
Stubhub, an online platform where users can buy and sell tickets, has just released its RESTful Stubhub APIs so developers can create applications to track inventory, retrieve event listings and more. Our directory lists 30 APIs related to tickets and some 150 APIs connected to events. Few are sellers bazaars like Stubhub, of course. But it's a thriving space.
Google has released gRPC 1.0, a universal RPC Framework that can be used to build performance-oriented web applications. gRPC is based on Stubby, a single general-purpose RPC infrastructure used by Google for many years. gRPC 1.0 is a GA release and can be considered production ready.