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: Minneapolis 311 App, Google Developer Expert Program and 12 New APIs

Romin Irani, July 19th, 2012

Warranty LifeMinneapolis now has a 311 App for citizens to report civic issues. Google Developer Expert program to highlight top developers, an API for Product Warranties and 12 New APIs.

121 Reasons RSS is Still Relevant

Romin Irani, January 13th, 2011

The debate over RSS never seems to end. 2011 kicked off with a widely read post predicting the decreasing influence of RSS in 2010. There have been responses from Fred Wilson and GigaOM that argue it is still relevant today. We believe that it continues to be a solid mechanism for web sites to aggregate data from multiple sources, as displayed by the 121 RSS APIs in our directory. In this post, we’ll look at RSS beyond blog syndication.

Open Data Event Rallies Developers

Adam DuVander, May 11th, 2010

“In any organization you can be a Dilbert or a Wally,” according to Craigslist founder Craig Newmark. “Dilbert hasn’t given up yet, but Wally has.” The analogy was appropriate for the developer-heavy crowd at the Open APIs for Government event. The setting–San Francisco City Hall–was also appropriate, because Newmark may have been speaking more to those in charge of continuing to open up government data.

Coming This Week in SF: Open APIs for Government

Adam DuVander, May 3rd, 2010

It’s been quite the year for government data. The U.S. released Data.gov and several city governments have followed with their own collections of datasets and APIs. Among them was San Francisco, which also held a contest. Now, big names in open government data are getting together in San Francisco for a one night discussion.

Do Your Civic Duty Via API

Adam DuVander, April 12th, 2010

SeeClickFIxDevelopers are familiar with bugs in their code, but how about in their city? SeeClickFix helps citizens share non-emergency problems in their neighborhood. And its new API will allow developers to bring that ability to more users.

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