A book about open data, to be released in January—and the launch of a pilot website showcasing open data businesses—both forecast a big year for open data in 2014, and highlight the importance of APIs in powering this new wave of innovation. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Joel Gurin, author of Open Data Now, and reviewed some of the businesses that make up the preliminary Open Data 500 list.
Of the many APIs we published this week, eighteen were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those eighteen, which included the CIPF RENATO API.
Captricity, dedicated to transforming data trapped on paper into digital form, announced the public release of its API. Originally, customers accessed Captricity’s technology via a web portal. In August, Captricity launched a beta API. Over the past few months, Captricity enhanced its API under the Code for America Accelerator program (one of seven startups to qualify for the honor). Captricity announced the API’s public availability at Code for America’s Demo Day.
Betable announced a partnership with Slingo, Digital Chocolate and Murka. The founder of Reddit uses the Google App Engine to teach web development to thousands. Plus: Social shopping network BeauCoo will launch API in 2013, coding a Vimeo API instant search app with jQuery and 5 new APIs.
Our API directory now includes 43 documents APIs. The newest is the Mover.io API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Drawloop API. We list 2 Drawloop mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of documents APIs.
Wading through reams of paperwork to gather data is no-one’s cup of tea. Even in this day and age, not everything is achieved with the click of a mouse, and unfortunately, there are still many who have to sort through information gathered from hand written surveys, census forms and the like.
This week we had 99 new APIs added to our API directory including a domain name resolution service, personal data platform, not-for-profit fundraising support service, text-based task management platform and a blog search service. We also covered Urbanesia opening up their location data with their API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Google releases Chrome 21 and it includes GetUserMedia API support. mBLAST has added a PhD extension to it’s popular mPACT API. Plus: Will google aquire Adaptly?, Transfluent releases mobile apps language translation service, BigArtMob has grand urban street art mapping plans and 26 new APIs.