Of the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those ten, which included the Science.gov API. The Science.gov API allows mobile search and connection to 12 federal agencies, including NASA, the FDA and the Environmental Protection Agency, with data going back to 1990. In a nutshell, government data is publicly available in accessible data sets. To learn more about the Science.gov API visit the Science.gov API site as well as the Science.gov blog post.
Services like Find My iPhone and Where’s My Droid have been helping people relax for years. The relief that comes from knowing where your phone is and being able to lock it until you get there is amazing. However, what if you lose a device that does not connect to cellular networks, like most laptops. That is where PlaceEngine and the PlaceEngine API come in.
This week we had 80 new APIs added to our API directory including a cloud platform resource scaling service, civic information service, car insurance rate comparison service, text to speech service and digital content promotion services. We also looked at an emergency notification system now available via API.
Yahoo gives BOSS developers geo services by rolling PlaceFinder and PlaceSpotter into the new BOSS Geo. The Washington Post announces an upcoming hackathon for the 2012 Presidential Election. Plus: The Gates Foundation hosts their own hackathon, Google Analytics now offers iOS6 support and 9 new APIs.