This independently constructed Ruby library is made to interface with the DuckDuckGo Zero Click Info API from a Ruby application. Though not officially supported by DuckDuckGo, the library is endorsed on the DuckDuckGo API documentation under supporting library integrations. DuckDuckGo is a search engine which distinguishes itself by not tracking its users or generating results based on its user's previous behavior. The DuckDuckGo Instant Answer API provides free programmatic access to many of the search engine's instant answers, pulled from over 100 independent sources.
Canada’s Yellow Pages Group (YPG) is launching a new developer ecosystem to support and stimulate startup innovation in the local search and location based services market, including a certified developer program and four ways to monetize applications. The new developer ecosystem comes partly from the group's work with hackfests. “We got tired of seeing all these great ideas die after the hack, we wanted to make sure these potential local search apps were brought to market," YPG's Bradley Wing said. YPG understands the YellowAPI is a natural extension of its existing business model, and extends the reach of its advertisers by feeding their listings through 3rd parties applications built on the platform.
Online stalking has gone programmatic. People search engine Whoozy has a person search API. With it, you can get results for a name from social networks and blogs, in addition to standard search engines.
Who ever said that institutions were loathe to change? Well call him up and let him know, the Library of Congress, with their Prints and Photographs API has finally taken the REST API plunge. If this government institution can do it, maybe you can convince the head of your IT department that APIs are a good idea too.