The Cicero Java Sample Code by Aviv Keshet demonstrates how to communicate with the API, providing setup with indications to install. As a service, Cicero can access address-based legislative matching features.
Google has launched Cloud Firestore a new, fully-managed NoSQL document database for building data-driven mobile and web apps at global scale. Key features include expressive querying, SDKs with offline data access, real-time data synchronization, and automatic, multi-region data replication.
So, you are an indie developer, or a small to midsize business, without the resources to curate your own complex backend? Enter Orchestrate (formerly known as Orchestrate.io), a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) provider that manages a complex infrastructure of scalable storage and querying engines (NoSQL), each optimized to a particular task or query.
Chicago commuters just got a new resource that may lead to more helpful mashups: the Chicago Transit Authority Bus Tracker API. As recently announced, the API provides capability for developers to get bus routes and schedules, bus stop and arrival predictions, and more. Note that the API is not affiliated with the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA); rather, it was developed and is maintained by Harper Reed, who says the CTA has been "amazingly cool with all of this." In announcing the API, Harper wrote: