July 28, 2011
Think signing petitions is useless? There's probably an app for that. But Change.org proves the cynics wrong--every day. And now there's a Change.org API to rattle the powerful even further. The API is in beta, is free, and uses REST with JSON returned. The API covers a multitude of requests from creating petitions to checking signatures, from looking at the case for a petition to updating them.
Pssst! Got an iPhone for sale on ebay? Or perhaps you have another item that you are wondering, have I priced this right? By browsing over 30 million ebay auctions, Bidvoy can pinpoint the answer precisely. The Bidvoy API is in beta, meaning among other things that you need to email them for a key, according to the API documentation. They've also created a repository on Github.
The Earthquake Data Portal API provides event information in both SOAP and REST-style services. For SOAP, the information is provided in QuakeML format. For REST, information is in either QuakeML or JSON formats. Users can do Event Searches, review Latest Events and look at Event Details. Data on seismic waveforms and their velocity are also provided, including the ability to predict arrival times and locations after they have been detected. The API will identify the data providers within the Seismolink network.