New York City has teamed up with Code for America and Stack Exchange for the Reinvent 311 Mobile Content Challenge. The hackathon lasts from November 26th through January 14th and focuses on mobile apps that utilize the NYC 311 API. 311's content is widely available through its API; however, mobile apps have yet to capitalize on the data available. NYC looks to change that trend with its latest hackathon.
SlickText, a leading text messaging marketing company, has announced that the company plans on releasing an API which will make it possible for developers to integrate the SlickText platform into their applications. The number of Messaging APIs has been growing steadily and at the time of this writing, there are 261 Messaging APIs in the ProgrammableWeb Directory.