At NordicAPIs yesterday, Andreas Krohn (Dopter SE) and Anna Mirsch (Mannheimer Swartling) launched the Swedish API Licensing site on behalf of their project partners Samtrafiken and Viktoria Swedish ICT. The project – funded by Vinnova, the Swedish government agency for innovation – aims to remove legal barriers for Swedish businesses and speed up time-to-market for their API products and services. It is hoped that the resource will also give greater clarity to developers looking at integrating available APIs. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Andreas Krohn after the launch.
New updates to the UK Police API extend the possibility of using crime data to create innovative products and services. While many of the new mashups and services that could be created from using an extended, anonymized dataset of all crimes in the UK could have benefits for local citizens and businesses, there is also the risk that the data could be used to infringe on civil liberties.
Animetrics, a leading developer of 2D to 3D face recognition and face creation solutions, provides the Animetrics Face Recognition that can be used to detect human faces in pictures and match them against a set of known or documented faces. This tool is specifically useful for applications for the fashion and online entertainment industries, or for law enforcement or military intelligence where accurate identity resolution is a necessity.
The State Decoded has just announced the release of platform version 0.6 which includes a brand new, full featured, public web API. The State Decoded is a platform that displays state codes, court decisions, and information from legislative tracking services in a format that makes it easier to read and better understood by humans.
Anyone who’s experienced the process of a federal court case and the admin involved, will be aware of the time consuming process that can be involved in constantly checking the court docket for developments. Docket Alarm exists to make the process of checking the docket a lot more simple and convenient. It brings all of the user’s active cases together online or on a mobile device, automatically sending litigation notifications when applicable, and ultimately reducing legal costs. The Docket Alarm API makes this functionality available to be integrated with other applications.
Tired of physical signatures interrupting your document workflows? HelloSign released the HelloSign API that allows developers to integrate eSignatures into websites, apps, or company processes. HelloSign’s creators were first bothered by paper’s inefficiency and wastefulness, and the irritation led to HelloFax.
The Semantic Research API documentation is not publicly available. The company specializes in knowledge structures which primarily have to do with law enforcement and intelligence.
When a federal judge declared in June that software APIs aren’t covered by copyright law, it was a major victory not just for Google against Oracle, but for the API developers and users alike.
Rpost made its name in the compliance space through its Rpost API and core products: email proof, privacy, and electronic signatures. Rpost’s core offering won a customer list full of household names across many industries, both public and private (Whole Foods, AT&T, and Civpol to name a few). Rpost now aims to bring its compliance strategy to all internet transactions via RPost Cloud.
Law practice and case management software has been around for years. These Programs gave lawyers the ability to focus on what they love to do and simplified the recurring tasks that are incurred when running a law practice. However, many lawyers don’t work solely from the comfort of their office where these tools have been easily accessible in the past. Thankfully, we now have “Cloud Based Law Practice Management”, allowing lawyers to access the tools that they use to manage day to day operations anywhere that they have an internet connection.