The Associated Press Ruby library loads election data from the AP into MySQL. This code has been used by The Huffington Post since the 2012 with the main goal to obtain fast results of the AP's FTP server and into MySQL. The author clarifies that this repository is not affiliated with the AP. Developers should have a contract with AP and an account on the FTP server to use the code. Jay Boice authored in 2014.
Before there was a Google Maps API, Adrian Holovaty created Chicago Crime to show updated crime data by location. Holovaty's lessons were later put into play in the Knight Foundation-funded EveryBlock, now owned by MSNBC. And now, EveryBlock has an API.
Aviary, the web-based image editing solution, is now available via its image editing API to Mailchimp users. Mailchimp wanted to streamline the email design process. Previously, users would typically exit the mailchimp website to edit images in software applications such as iPhoto or Photoshop. Besides being time-consuming, this fragments the user experience and breaks the workflow.