October 25, 2018
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As I continue to report on new APIs popping up all over the Internet, one theme has caught my attention: systems powered by simple information tasks completed by humans. It’s developing trend in which humans take requests from software systems, complete them, and feed the results back into the system. This is a fundamental shift in computing. Now, Human input is no longer solely for the purpose of controlling or directing the application. It has become just another functional component of the system. The human is taking the place of a software component and can in some instances be described in terms of expected inputs and outputs.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including News Services, Blockchain, and Weather. Highlighted today is an API that returns precipitation and storm data, and an API for creating Apple Wallet passes. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.