The National Weather Service PHP library by Cristian Radu aims to simplify the access to the NWS REST API. To obtain weather data, users require PHP 5.3. To show a complete list of use cases for the library, developers can go to example.php. To retrieve forecast, they only need to use the methods based on latitude and longitude. And, to extract the weather data, they just need to use the model object methods. Under MIT license.
The ubiquitous U.S. corner store 7-Eleven is helping with an unlikely type of convenience: polling in the upcoming U.S. election. For the last three elections, the store has made red and blue cups to represent the candidates. When customers come to get their coffee, they have the opportunity to "vote" for one of the two main parties. For the upcoming election, that data will be included in the 7-Eleven Election API, so developers can have ready access to the current entirely unscientific polling numbers.
It’s not hard to see why Government Computer News named Science.gov Mobile one of the top 10 federal mobile apps. You can use the Android app to search scientific databases from 12 federal agencies, including NASA, the FDA and the Environmental Protection Agency, with data going back to 1990. The Science.gov API allows any developer to tap into those same resources.