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A little less than a year after launching a private beta of the UK government's notification platform, GDS has upgraded to v2 of the associated API. GOV.UK Notify is a service that allows the government to text, email, and send letters to citizens and track the progress of such notifications.
In 2005, GovTrack paved the way to open legislative data in a structured format. Through years of persistence, GovTrack prompted partner organizations and the government itself to open government data in formats and at a scale never seen before. Now, GovTrack passes its mission to other hands.
Location-based social media analytics company GeoFeedia attempted to abuse the public data streams it receives from other social media platforms by monitoring the public, according to documents revealed by the ACLU. This article on Techdirt discusses the issue, and how the major platforms responded.
NASA has released a new API (the EPIC API) which provides programmatic access to images pulled from the EPIC camera. EPIC sits upon the DSCOVR satellite and constantly provides images from the Earth's sunlit side. Developers can retrieve images from the camera along with associated metadata.
Earlier this year, Google requested map data from the Korean government. In response, Korean tech companies Naver and Kakao have increased free limits to their respective maps APIs beyond what Google offers. The government is expected to respond next month but the competition has already started.
APIs are the backbone of many government led open data initiatives. France is now joining the ranks of governments providing better and easier services to the public via the use of APIs. API.gouv.gr is an API portal with 15 APIs that allows for the embedding of government services.
As the API economy continues to grow and the hubris around the opening of banking becomes deafening, this debate provides the backdrop to a dialogue increasingly characterised by the avid interest of government and industry bodies. This need appears to derive from a number of goals.
While the Dutch are known as open minded, modern and straight forward, their government has been anything but. The arrival of the Environmental Act, the largest government IT challenge in Dutch history, has been an impetus for change and has unleashed a new digital revolution.
Global API conference series APIdays will kick off its 2016 international program in Melbourne when APIdays Australia is held on March 1 & 2. The conference has a particularly strong range of international and local speakers talking about the uptake of APIs in government, health and fintech.
The Office of Digital Strategy recently published a blog post calling on developers and designers to provide feedback on the We The People project. The petition platform was launched in 2011 and has since facilitated millions of petition signatures, White House responses, and new legislation.
A look at the new U.S. General Servisces Administration's Digital Registry API which compiles all 6,000+ social media accounts managed by U.S. Government agencies, and a look at six ways external developers can make use of the API to build innovative products and create new analytics services.1
With The AP releasing an updated version of its Elections API earlier this year, news organisations across the US now have faster access to elections race information. This led NPR and the NY Times to improve on their legacy FTP system by building a new API for accessing AP information faster.
Taking inspiration from enterprises that adopt an API-first culture, the new IT leadership team for the state of Arizona defined their strategy, changed the culture and built a cloud-based digital platform that leverages APIs to drive digital transformation of a decentralized enterprise.
Electronic health records management policy makers in the United States want to see APIs become a mandatory standard. But several leadership voices in the healthcare and IT industry, including Dr John Halamka from the Beth Israel Medical Center, say it is too early for APIs to take a central role.
A recent release by the UK’s Revenue and Customs Department has moved the needle on how Governments release APIs. Could SLAs be available next?
While attempting to provide legislative information to the public, the Sunlight Foundation encountered some technical obstacles while scraping bill data from Indiana’s website.
Eleven APIs have been added to ProgrammableWeb today in such categories as Robots, Government, and Reference. Here's a summary of what is new to the directory.
As the government makes more information freely available via open access, these government APIs can be used to combine data to help drive innovation and growth in the US economy.
We've added 6 APIs to the directory in the IoT and Shipping categories, among others. Also added were client libraries and SDKs for use with 7digital open music platform.
The FEC, in partnership with 18F, has announced a beta version of its first API. The OpenFEC API grants programmatic access to campaign finance data.