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The city of Los Angeles has partnered with Airbnb to cut down on illegal rental listings on Airbnb. In LA, short-term rentals must be registered with the city. The city and Airbnb have implemented a programmatic system than can easily identify listings on Airbnb that have not registered.
Automotive Titling Corporation (ATC), title and registration data solution provider, has launched its ATC Granular Fees (AGF) API. The API provides users the ability to calculate tax rates, taxable value calculations, local flat taxes, and registration fees at a granular level.
The UK Department of Work and Pensions were able to draw from their existing API library during COVID-19 because of an existing microservices approach to building out: their integration lead, Jaqui Ledgetter explains how having many small, easily-adjusted components empowered them to shift rapidly.
Ordnance Survey has announced the release of a new geospatial data platform that will provide users access to the agency’s location data. The new platform, aptly named OS Data Hub, provides limited free API access to Ordnance Survey’s massive location dataset: OS MasterMap.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Satellites, Privacy, and Government. Highlights include an API that tracks federal spending, an API for generating cryptographic keys, and an API that predicts the weather and waters yards accordingly.
MuckRock, a non-profit government document sharing provider, has announced a new version of the DocumentCloud API. The API gives users access to every functionality and feature available through the DocumentCloud web interface. DocumentCloud helps journalists organize and track documents.
Docketwise, immigration software and case management solution provider, recently announced that it's making its Immigration Software API public. By opening up the Docketwise API to third party applications, Docketwise can streamline the sharing of information within Docketwise and other legal apps.
The CDC recently reported that it will no longer report the number of persons tested for COVID-19, nor the number of negative tests returned. Because states are now driving the testing effort, the CDC no longer believes its data can be meaningful. The COVID Tracking Project looks to fill the gap.
Post Corona, Code for America Looks to Join Devs, Civic Techies and Gov Officials To Transform GovOps
While private sector companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, etc. draw closer to perfected digital states, the public sector (government agencies and orgs) are woefully behind. In bringing together developers, civic techies, and government officials, Code for America is hoping to change that.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has finalized two rules aimed at delivering US patients better access to their own health data. Two different departments under HHS (ONC and CMS) have issued these rules, and both rules require the use of APIs for easier patient access to data.
Medicare and Medicaid's Blue Button API has been taken offline. The API allows third party applications to access Medicare claims data. On December 4, 2019, an API partner reported "a data anomaly with the Blue Button 2.0 API". The agency expects that less than 10,000 beneficiaries are affected.
The FCC has introduced a new API for its Lifeline program. The Lifeline program provides discounts on phone service to low-income consumers. The API makes it easier for carriers to verify consumer eligibility through the FCC. In turn, eligible consumers will have a simpler enrollment process.
The United States Justice Department launched an online portal that provides users with information on lobbyists working on behalf of foreign governments. The portal includes a new API that allows developers to programmatically analyze the myriad data provided.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Games, Government, and Background. Highlights include the RAWG vidoe game database API and TypingDNA API for authenticating users via typing biometrics. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Victoria, Australia has announced a number of API-centric government resources that it's pitching as tools to help drive innovation and creative use of government data. The resources include a data integration framework, API design standards, an API Gateway, and the Victoria Developer Portal.
Global payments giant Visa is hosting a three-day hackathon beginning on May 3 that calls on developers to build apps that can help small businesses better prepare for and recover from natural disasters using APIs from the Visa Developer Platform, FEMA and business continuity planners.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, News Services, and Authentication. Featured APIs include an API for Instagram content publishing for businesses and an API for public records and government transparency. Here's a look at what is new.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs has announced its first Health API. The Health API adds to VA's growing suite of APIs as the agency looks to become more technology driven and API-first. The Health API will help Veterans gain better access to and control over their private health data.
Carroll Publishing, a government contact data-delivery service, recently published the GovSearch API, exposing the company’s directory of over 260K government contacts. The database includes contacts from over 40,000 government agencies.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently faced with the reality that their legacy system, one that processes 4% of the US GDP, needed to be modernized for a number of reasons. This is the story of what USDS is doing to address the situation and keep a mission critical system online.