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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.