Our API directory now includes 152 UK APIs. The newest is the Service-X API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the BBC API. We list 28 BBC mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of UK APIs.
Our API directory now includes 316 government APIs. The newest is the Google Civic Information API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Sunlight Labs Congress API. We list 19 Sunlight Labs Congress mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of government APIs.
The Socrata Data API or SODA is one of the foremost API resources for Government and for social data discovery. One of the major use cases for open data is of course increasing law enforcement effectiveness for analysis and transparency. One such mashup using the Socrates API is the Crime Data for San Fransisco.
Our API directory now includes 111 semantic APIs. The newest is the RACAI Linguistic API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the MusicBrainz API. We list 29 MusicBrainz mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of semantic APIs.
Today’s roundup of recent mashups looks at those taking advantage of APIs that use location data to power their services. These mashups help users get directions, recommend places to go, provide real-time traffic information and even let users follow places as opposed to following people or topics. These mashups make use of popular APIs such as Google Maps, foursquare, Twitter and Facebook.
This past week 11 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 25 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include 7digital, Cloudmade Leaflet, Data.gov.uk, Genability, Readmill and UK Street Level Crime. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Maps and Seatwave. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (4 APIs, 7 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 5 mashups) and Music (3 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
The movement to enable ordinary citizens, aided by civic-minded programmers, to plumb the depths of government data continues today with the launch of the Apps for Californians Contest. This new mashup competition from the State of California is intended to further the goals of transparency and access.
Here’s a novel concept to encourage open government applications: pay your best developers. Apparently that’s exactly what the UK’s Office of Public Sector Information would like to do now that it has launched Data.gov.uk.
This week we had 7 new APIs added to our API directory. It was a pretty diverse set of APIs including an email marketing service API, an API for a PowerPoint sharing service, a public government database (which we covered in UK Government Launches Open Data Site: data.gov.uk), a content extraction service API, an anime collection service API, a music streaming API, and finally, an API for the new Guardian World Government site. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.