The Onfido Background Checks Ruby SDK by Hassle interacts with the API to access background data, useful to integrate into applications for identity confirmation purposes. It includes installation with gem and usage with four configurations' options available on GitHub.
There's a new way to get thousands of local points of interest into your web maps: the CloudMade Data Market Place. There's a fee for using the data, but otherwise it's as easy as the standard CloudMade API (our CloudMade API profile). For a few hundred dollars per year, you can add any restaurant in the U.S., hospitals in the UK to your map, or one of about 80 datasets.
The end of the week means that we bring you a review of the stories we couldn’t cover in the API economy. Included are a look at the real estate coding competition kicking off at RESO DataComp, a new Streaming API from GDAX and an update to SlashDB including new features for the API.
Developers have consumed APIs as a matter of practice for some time now. It's second nature. But the flip side--creating an API--is not performed with the same regularity. To some extent, this is changing as more developers become both consumers and providers of APIs. Below you'll find some tools and services that make the process of creating an API much simpler.