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Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Messaging, and Social Media. Featured today are APIs from CronAlarm, for integrating with the cron jobs platform, and from The Things Network, a crowdsourced IoT networking platform.
Open Referral, which develops data standards and open platforms designed to distribute information about community resources, yesterday announced that its Human Service Data API Protocols, "a set of open source protocols for the real-time management of resource directory data", are ready for use.
We saw earlier this year that the Government category was one of the most popular API categories within our directory. But what sections of government and what kinds of data are being made available via API? In this article we look at the ten most popular categories related to government APIs.
The Federal National Mortgage Association, or Fannie Mae, a government-sponsored enterprise and key player in the secondary mortgage market, is currently beta testing an API platform that it says will “level the playing field” for lenders in the multi-trillion dollar market for mortgages.
DarkmindFX introduced an API that streamlines access to company financial data. DarkmindFX started with SEC-regulated companies, specifically the S&P 500. Users can easily access balance sheet and other data from companies' SEC filings. The S&P 500 is the starting point with expansion planned.
Not all background checks are the same; while the government court data is universal, the mechanisms to access that data vary wildly from automated searches to manual court-runners. This article provides advice on what to look for when choosing an employment screening API vendor.
Ulster Bank has introduced a new banking open API and portal for developers. The Ulster Bank API allows third-party applications to access limited customer information, initially customer balance information and the last six transactions, upon request and consent of the customer.
ProPublica has extended the sunset date of the Sunlight Congress API so users will have more time to move their applications to the ProPublica Congress API. ProPublica took over the Sunlight Congress API this past November after Sunlight Foundation announced plans to shut down Sunlight Labs.
With Congress in August recess and President Trump on vacation, the debate over Obamacare and whether to leave it, fix it, or repeal it has reached a full stop. The uncertainty about where things will head once the debate resumes is impacting an important corner of the API economy; Healthcare APIs.
Open Banking has launched two API specifications; Accounts and Transaction Information and Payments Initiation. These API specifications will allow banking customers and small business to share their financial data with third-party applications, and will be live from January next year.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Augmented Reality, Open Data, and Education. Today's highlights include the Facebook Thoughts API that provides developer access to thought-to-text functions. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
APS Financial, known innovator in the FinTech space, announced a new transaction API through its Cashplus entity. The API aims to streamline banking features specifically for the SME market. While the API is initially limited to existing APS partners, the API complies with open banking standards.
MuHu has opened up API access to its video intelligence platform. While MuHu had originally focused on the transportation industry, the company expects open access to the platform to benefit all industries. Video intelligence allows for apps and devices to respond to video input after integration.
MZ is best known for its mobile game hits (Game of War - Fire Age and Mobile Strike). In building a platform to support mobile game distribution to millions of concurrent users, MZ began the construction of a massively scalable live data platform. MZ has now opened to platform, Satori, at no cost.
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.
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.