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.


36 Politics APIs: Sunlight Labs Congress, OpenSecrets and GovTrack.us

Wendell Santos, September 18th, 2012

Sunlight Labs CongressOur API directory now includes 36 politics APIs. The newest is the DemocracyEngine 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 politics APIs.


56 APIs Used in 7 Days: Amazon, Bing, Digg, Facebook, Flickr, Google, LinkedIn, NPR, Sunlight, Twitter, Yahoo, Yelp, and YouTube

John Musser, March 27th, 2010

This past week 17 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 56 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Blogmarks, Friendster, Gigablast, Posterous, Twinfluence, Twitter Grader, TypePad , ZoomIn and ZoomInfo. The most often used APIs this week are Box.net, Twitter and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (9 APIs, 15 mashups), Search (7 APIs, 11 mashups) and Video (7 APIs, 12 mashups). The following list shows which APIs were used by which mashups.


28 APIs Used This Week: Open Government, Wikipedia, New York Times, and Football Nerds

John Musser, October 4th, 2009

This past week 16 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 28 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Fantasy Football Nerd, geocubes, Geograph, Maplight, New York Times Campaign Finance, New York Times Congress, Norway Weather, Rezgo, WatchMouse , and WiserEarth. The most often used APIs this week are GeoNames, Google Maps, and WeatherBug. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Government (6 APIs, 6 mashups), Mapping (5 APIs, 10 mashups), and Photos (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


26 APIs Used in 7 Days: Government, Maps, Music, Social, Video and Weather APIs

John Musser, September 27th, 2009

This past week 15 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 26 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Currencies exchange rates, Google Maps Data, Jigsaw, Maplight, New York Times Campaign Finance, New York Times Congress, and What The Trend?. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Google Maps Flash, and Twitter. And the most popular types of APIs used were: Government (6 APIs, 6 mashups), Mapping (5 APIs, 13 mashups), and Social (3 APIs, 6 mashups), The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


32 APIs Used in 7 Days: YouTube to Flickr, Semantic Tweets to Government Tracking

John Musser, August 15th, 2009

This past week 19 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 32 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include BibSonomy, Connotea, and ooVoo. The most often used APIs this week are Flickr, Google Maps, and YouTube. The categories of APIs with most usage last week include: Mapping (4 APIs, 11 mashups), Bookmarks (3 APIs, 3 mashups), and News (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


39 APIs Used in 7 Days – Semantic Web, Music, Gov and Twitter Mashups

John Musser, June 14th, 2009

This past week 27 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 39 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs used this week include BBC Music, Evri, LazyTune, New York Times Congress, SemanticHacker, True Knowledge. The types of APIs most often used were: Search APIs (5 APIs, 7 mashups), eCommerce APIs (4 APIs, 6 mashups), and Mapping APIs (4 APIs, 14 mashups), with the top 3 APIs used this week Google Maps, Twitter, and YouTube. The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


From Bible APIs to Music APIs – 33 APIs Used in 7 Days

John Musser, May 2nd, 2009

33 different APIs were used to build this week’s new mashups on ProgrammableWeb. For the third week in a row, the two most used APIs where the Twitter API and the Google Maps API. Some mashups used APIs that were newer or less frequently seen, including APIs from Bible Gateway, Blogama, Panoramio, and the New York Times Movie Reviews. One prominent theme was music, with mashups that used APIs from Blip.fm, Last.fm, LyricWiki, and MTV. The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Winners of the Apps For America Contest Announced

Raymond Yee, April 22nd, 2009

Sunlight LabsAs we previously reported in December 2008, the Apps for America contest was created to encourage the development of open source applications that help constituents monitor and communicate with their members of Congress. Contest entries have to use at least one of the required APIs, which included the Sunlight Labs API , OpenSecrets.org API, FollowTheMoney.org API, and Capitol Words API.


OpenSecrets.org Opens 20 Years Worth of Campaign Finance Data

Guest Author, April 16th, 2009

OpenSecretsIn big news on the government data and transparency front, the premier provider of federal campaign finance information, Center for Responsive Politics (CRP), have announced they are opening for bulk download 20 years worth of data used to power their web site OpenSecrets.org. More than 200 million records are being made available of itemized contributions, campaign spending, lobbying, personal finance, and sponsored travel. CRP began tracking campaign contributions in the late 1980s. Their stats and staff are trusted and quoted by the Media as the gold standard reference.


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