The White House has announced that Petitions 2.0, the platform code for the We the People website, is now in development and includes an API that will be released to the public in the coming months. The first set of API calls will be read-only and will be released in March 2013.
Are you at a career crossroads? Or are you a developer trying to help those who are and those who needs data on the world of work? According to the US Department of Labor’s o*net, their resource center is “ the nation’s primary source of occupational information.” The site can be used to download the O*NET database, career exploration tools, job analysis questionnaires, employer guides, and technical reports.”The o*net API makes their data available for use in your apps.
The HQCasanova Weekly CO2 API is incredibly simple. It’s also a frighteningly clear measurement of how our planet is doing. It measures the level of CO2 in the air in parts per million (ppm), a major player in causing global climate disruption.
Last week, National Public Radio (NPR) announced the formation of a new non-profit organization to oversee development of a Public Media Platform (PMP) which “will allow public media producers and stations to gather their digital content in one place, and cost-effectively distribute it across digital platforms.” The PMP also received $8 million in funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to support building APIs to provide access to that content.
Picture this: you are a city employee in charge of fixing pot holes, or cleaning up illegal dumping. You have a gazzillion requests flooding in from well-meaning citizens just overjoyed to send you a text or a picture or both every time they hit a pot hole. How you gonna deal? The Cityworks API helps manage a city’s assets–when maintenance and replacement needs to be scheduled, and organizing cost-effective inspections and assessments.
You can find the spot price and futures contracts for Brent crude. How about for biofuel? Though it does not focus on spot pricing, the KDF Billion-Ton API from the U.S. Department of Energy tracks forces involved in projecting this and that could identify business opportunities for creating facilities involved in biofuel’s production.
Careeronestop, sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, provides an API to gain access to their broad range of tools for finding a job, or upgrading a career.
The XML-based Feinsearch API makes it possible for companies seeking to do multiple searches, sometimes in the thousands, to integrate that capability into their own programs via its proprietary EIN Batchmatch. The Feinsearch database has more than 16 million business and suppliers.
The Cliflo API from New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) gives access to data from 6,500 climate stations maintained by the government of New Zealand. The API webpage notes that access is by subscription, though the cost is free, suggesting that only registration and agreement with the terms and conditions are required. Access to data gathered by Pacific Island stations is restricted by agreement with Pacific Island countries. However it is possible to obtain access by permission.
The Internet thrives on a variety of content–from cat pictures to blog posts–and a multitude of access methods, from APIs to telegrams. But none of it would exist without electricity powering all those clients, servers, and the network equipment in between. Now, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released an API detailing how and where American electric power is generated, sold, and used.