April 27, 2015
Single purpose API
Jigsaw, has announced additions to their RESTful JSON and XML API as well as a developer program designed to enable developers to query, share, and resell Jigsaw’s community-contributed database of company data and contact information. They came onto the API scene in June 2008 with their declaration of "Data Independence Day", which focused on providing free access to their database of company information (more details at our Jigsaw API Profile).
Google has made several announcements about APIs recently, including the launch of the Content Experiments API, the launch of the new Cloud SQL API, and the availability of the CalDAV and CardDAV APIs to the public.
FullContact's CEO, Bart Lorang, has just posted the company's 5 Laws of Privacy. Small wonder--they are in the business of upgrading your contacts by providing an address book in the cloud that fills in contact details. Any user would have a simple question: what happens to data I give to the company?