This is a Go example using Open Notify API to track the International Space Station. The API tracks events and returns Current Location of the International Space Station, Overhead Pass Predictions for the International Space Station and the Number of People in Space. NASA's data, code are apart of an Open Innovation team with NASA's Office of the Chief Information Officer.
Designing charts, graphics and diagrams can vary in difficulty based largely on the tools that you use to create them. Lucidchart, a diagram and chart making platform, provides a simple way to create graphics that are functional and visually impressive. The Lucidchart platform is designed to make “Visual Communication” easier than ever. The company highlights the ability for multiple users to work on the same document at once, allowing collaboration to be seamless. This service has been integrated with Google Docs and is HTML5 ready. If you are looking for deeper integration, the company also provides the Lucidchart API.
The Tnooz THack event at ITA Google's headquarters in Boston was a lesson in how overwhelming development for the travel industry can be. On the morning of the first day of the hackathon, the eleven API hosts provided brief descriptions of their APIs and their respective functionality or access to data. It became clear, very quickly, that most of the APIs were not like the Twitter API or Google Maps API. Many of the APIs delivered a lot of complex data in a highly structured format. Building some kind of mash-up using any of the APIs would be a challenge.
The article focuses on URL-Shortener APIs that appear in ProgrammableWeb's API directory. It includes Proofeditors.com and the popular Bit.ly API. Special features of the APIs include added security, special tools, and shortening for unique platforms. Also listed: 32 Bit.ly mashups.