The Federal Election Commission provides electronic campaign finance filings by candidates, political parties, and political action committees. The New York Times Fech Ruby SDK provides a Ruby platform for parsing of the different categories of campaign finance filings. The SDK communicates with the New York Times Campaign Finance API.
MapLight, nonpartisan research group focused on money’s influence on politics, plans to release an API for its Voter’s Edge offering. The Voter’s Edge API will give developers programmatic access to a massive database of 2014 election data. When the API is released next month, third party apps can integrate customized election data with existing platforms.
Just months ago, Chirpify was known as the company that "turns tweets into transactions." Chirpify has now deemed such commerce "in-stream commerce" and CEO (Chris Teso) has an interesting outlook on the industry that he feels Chirpify leads.
When we first looked at the fastest growing API categories of recent years, Financial and Payments both made the list. We've seen a number of signals that there is great interest in API related to Finance so we decided to take a deeper look at the category's growth this month.