November 16, 2015
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Who ever said that institutions were loathe to change? Well call him up and let him know, the Library of Congress, with their Prints and Photographs API has finally taken the REST API plunge. If this government institution can do it, maybe you can convince the head of your IT department that APIs are a good idea too.
Forget syncing. Imagine having twenty-four-seven access to all your media files while on the go, from anywhere you are - sounds great, right? From videos and recorded TV shows to music and pictures, Remote Potato offers users access to all of these, streamed directly from their homes. The Remote Potato API allows developers to built web based access points for user data.
Last week, National Public Radio (NPR) announced the formation of a new non-profit organization to oversee development of a Public Media Platform (PMP) which "will allow public media producers and stations to gather their digital content in one place, and cost-effectively distribute it across digital platforms." The PMP also received $8 million in funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to support building APIs to provide access to that content.