The United States Federal Communications Commission is calling on web developers to help push the agency forward. The FCC Chairman spoke at the O'Reilly Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington D.C., as the organization announced four new RESTful APIs and a new website aimed at fostering a developer community around FCC data and services. It’s a first step that hinges on how the FCC can incorporate input from developers and create self-sustaining value.
With The AP releasing an updated version of its Elections API earlier this year, news organisations across the US now have faster access to elections race information. This led NPR and the NY Times to improve on their legacy FTP system by building a new API for accessing AP information faster.