Use this Java SDK to access U.S. Department of Labor data for integration into Android apps. Access datasets like: workplace injury and illness rates, mine accident info, employment and wages reports, consumer price indexes, geographic information (states, counties, and congressional districts), and much more. See the API documentation for detailed instructions on how to get started and extensive code samples.
New York City is probably best known for its skyscrapers and millions of people, not the trees that line its avenues. A new iPhone app goes out on a limb to give a little credit to the oaks and maples. And it's doing it thanks to open government data.
The United States Postal Service has devoted significant resources to providing customers with reliable online services including APIs for address and delivery information, rate calculators, shipping labels and carrier pickup. But apparently this holiday season their web service customers were met with something they did not want to see: a series of extended outages during the second week of December left customers helplessly awaiting a return of service.
If you've ever dreamed of a government that's more connected to its citizens, there's a new fellowship that could use your technical smarts. Code for America is seeking applications for its program in Boston, Philadelphia, D.C., Seattle and Boulder to connect city governments with Web 2.0 talent.