The Emsi ACS Indicators PHP Sample Code demonstrates how to interact with the API to access American Community Survey data from the US Census Data API using ACS 5-year estimates. To find specific information about each metric, developers can query the /meta/metrics endpoint.
This article is part of a multi-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2017. Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Education APIs are covered here. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
The line between what constitutes a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application and a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environment has always been relatively thin. SaaS applications that expose an API to third-party developers can quickly transform into a development platform.