A community-minded API has a politcal message for the UK's Royal Mail: open up the postal code database. ErnestMarples.com is named after the former postmaster general who apparently first oversaw the introduction of the postal code in the UK.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Data Mining, and Location. Highlights include an API that enables developers to easily build scalable web scrapers, and an API for adding subtitles to video. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
When you think of libraries, you probably think about great walls of books. But books are not the only media in which information can be recorded, and the British Library is offering people a way to record, preserve and share the sounds of their local neighborhood with its new mashup.