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Drumbone API

From the site: "Drumbone is a RESTful JSON API over data about legislators, bills, and roll call votes. Unlike the Sunlight Labs Congress API, all data is taken from existing APIs and data sources (especially GovTrack); there is no original data here.

The name "Drumbone" is taken from the name of an instrument created from PVC pipes whose length can be adjusted as needed to create various sounds and music. Accordingly, the purpose of Drumbone is to pipe in data from disparate sources, and redistribute it in the simplest and most flexible format possible.

Drumbone is designed to serve thin clients, and applications where bandwidth is at a premium. It was originally built to serve a mobile app, the Congress Android app), and a widget service, Sunlight's Politiwidgets. The idea is to give you all the information you need to fill in a user interface in one HTTP call. It is not meant to serve as a bulk data repository. Drumbone uses GovTrack for that, and so should you.

Drumbone is written in Ruby, with the Sinatra framework, and uses MongoDB for data storage. The code for this service is available on Github."

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Drumbone: Highlights

Summary
US political data aggregated from multiple sources
Category
Government
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
JSON
API home
http://services.sunlightlabs.com/docs/Drumbon ... 

Drumbone: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://drumbone.services.sunlightlabs.com/v1/ ...

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Registration required  
Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
Yes  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
sunlightlabs.com  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
 
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
 
Terms of Service
 

Security

Authentication Model
API Key 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
No 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
blog.sunlightfoundation.com/ 
Site Blog
blog.sunlightfoundation.com/ 
API Forum
 
Developer Support
groups.google.com/group/sunlightlabs-api-discuss 
Console URL
 

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