Just because your favorite US Government Web site is reachable during the federal shutdown doesn’t mean that the APIs that go with it aren’t impacted. As ProgrammableWeb editor-in-chief discovers, there could be more to the government shutdown than meets the eye.
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.
Apple now integrates with the Yelp API with its personal assistant app Siri. Sunlight Labs asks if governments really need APIs. Plus: APIs at NPR and PBS, Amazon routing and 15 new APIs.
The Federal Register is touted as “The Daily Journal Of The United States Government”. Its website, federalregister.gov, allows access to the documents published there, which include proposed rules, final rules, public notices, and Presidential actions. It’s a pretty interesting and useful look into what the US Government is doing, and how it might affect your life. Amazingly enough, it has a full-featured API, which is a truly open source project, to allow access to the Federal Register within applications.
This week we had 61 new APIs added to our API directory including a cloud storage service, a social sharing experiment, a web polling service, open source government data, a mapping search service, and a restaurant deal search service. Additionally, we covered an API with a sense of humor and an interoperable places data API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.