Last month we welcomed the new NPR API from National Public Radio (NPR), an internationally acclaimed media production and distribution non-profit best known for a wide array of non-commercial radio programs. Now they want your input on the next release.
Do you live in the now or keep a foot back in the past? Better yet, what should an API provider do?
At the end of July Last.fm (our Last.fm API profile) shut off some old API calls, to the disappointment of some mashup users and developers. The company had some good reasons, but it raises the question about what developers should expect, especially from free APIs.
The Foundation Center, a leading provider of philanthropy data, analysis, and training, has just announced the launch of Foundation Stats, a brand new online tool that generates tables and charts from a vast collection of data about the U.S. foundation community. In addition, the Foundation Center has also provided a Foundation Stats API allowing developers programmatic access to the philanthropy data available at Foundation Stats.