Today in APIs: HTC’s Dual Lens SDK, and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 16th, 2014

HTC launches SDK for dual lens API. U.S. Department of Education asks what you can do with an API. Plus: the year of the API consumer, Currency Cloud raises $10M, and 10 new APIs.

US Department of Education Seeks Higher-Ed APIs

Eric Carter, April 16th, 2014

The US Department of Education has issued a Request for Information (RFI) regarding the use of APIs in higher education data, student aid programs and processes. The goal of the RFI is to gather ideas that will increase the openness of higher education data, processes, and aid to students and families. The RFI is directed towards all interested parties, and submissions will be accepted through June 2, 2014.

Federal Shutdown Imperils Apps That Depend on Government APIs

David Berlind, October 8th, 2013

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.

316 Government APIs: Sunlight Labs Congress, NOAA National Weather Service and US Postal Service

Wendell Santos, September 25th, 2012

Sunlight Labs CongressOur 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.

Today in APIs: Siri, Yelp, Government and 15 New APIs

Adam DuVander, March 22nd, 2012

YelpApple 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.

Learn About The Government With The Federal Register

Allen Tipper, September 5th, 2011

The Federal Register is touted as “The Daily Journal Of The United States Government”. Its website,, 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.

61 New APIs: Apple iCloud, Jonathan’s Card, Micropoll

Wendell Santos, August 14th, 2011

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.

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