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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.
This is the introduction to our series What is The Green Button API initiative and How It Took OAuth To An Entirely New Level. This article will help you understand what the Green Button API Initiative is and how it came about. Green Button is part of the Obama Administration's My Data initiatives.
This is part 2 of our series on the Green Button API initiative. This article examines the architectural underpinnings, including the requirements and standards behind the initiative. The Green Button technology is based on existing standards that were assembled to meet the identified requirements.
This is part 3 of our series on the U.S. government's Green Button API initiative. In this part, we will describe the building blocks of Green Button technology and how they respond to the project requirements with respect to authorization of access to data provided to third parties.
This is part 4 of our series What is The Green Button API initiative and How It Took OAuth To An Entirely New Level. In this part we explain the structure of Green Buttons’ scope parameters and illustrate the data exchanges and protocol used to implement Green Button’s scope negotiation.
This is part 5 of our series What is The Green Button API initiative and How It Took OAuth To An Entirely New Level. Here, we look at how Green Button data, due to its regularly renewed nature needed to adopt a pseudo PUSH model that was consistent with the OAuth resource data exchange model.
This is the conclusion to our series What is The Green Button API initiative and How It Took OAuth To An Entirely New Level. It provides a set of references for enriched additional information for the reader about technologies and choices made in the design of the Green Button architecture.
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.
We've added 11 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Government, Astronomy, and Browsers. A highlight today is the Facebook Instant Articles API, which enables content providers to automatically publish articles within Facebook. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
The UK Government has taken a step closer to realizing an open banking framework with the announcement of a series of measures by the Competition and Markets Authority that are designed to encourage UK banks to “work harder for customers” by forcing an open banking model on the industry.
The UK’s recent decision to leave the EU has had, and will continue to have, far-reaching impacts beyond many people’s ability to foresee. In a recent article for Recode, Bryan Kirschner discussed the vote’s effect on the progress of open banking and its innovative API foundation on the continent.
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.
With the many vulnerabilities of scraping bank account data causing concerns for some large banks, Wells Fargo recently announced that it intends to create an API to enable integration with accounting software Xero to give small businesses better visibility of their banking data.
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.
Technology is applied to many industries to varying degrees. This post by Danny Schreiber from Zapier discusses how the Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee used Zapier’s web app automation and integration service to connect distributed voter data to define campaign efforts.