Open API Growth: a Visualization

Adam DuVander, September 16th, 2011

ProgrammableWebThe fall issue of GOOD uses data from our quickly-expanding API directory to show its growth over time, including some important APIs along the way. In the same infographic (below), you can also see promenant open government data initiatives from around the world.

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The graphic was produced for GOOD by Visual.ly, a platform that lets people share infographics. Soon it will also help anyone to create something as visually compelling as this. See Out in the Open at GOOD.

As of today, our directory contains 3,904 APIs. In March there were only 3,000. We have already added more than all of 2010.

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