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THE OPEN DATA MOVEMENT
THE EVOLUTION OF APIs
Increasingly, companies are making their data and inner workings
publicly available through the release of APIs, which are used by
developers in building new tools—like TweetDeck, based on Twitter’s
API, Since 2005, more than 3,700 APIs have been launched.
WHAT IS AN API?
An application programming interface is a set of instructions that allows software programs to interact with each other. Programmable Web tracks APIs and "mashups" (new combinations of existing APIs).
RELEASE DATES: —API Category
APIs ADDED TO DIRECTORY
GOOGLE MAPS - Mapping
WIKIPEDIA - Reference
FACEBOOK - Social
TWITTER - Social
TRULIA - Real Estate
DIGG - News
YELP - Recommendations
YOUTUBE - Video
BEB0 - Social
NYTIMES - News
KLOUT - Social
NETFLIX - Movies
FOURSQUARE - Social
LINKEDIN - Social
GOWALLA - Social
NEW APIs by month
TOTAL APIs - cumulative
PUBLIC DATA AROUND THE WORLD
From education to energy, health to poverty, and finance to
demographics, governments aid NGOs are opening up their data
troves so that anyone can look for patterns and create informed
solutions to global challenges.
Fingal County led the way in opening its data, which were used at the country’s first open data challenge in July 2011. Dublin City will open in September 2011.
Launched by Vivek Kundra, the first Chief
Information Officer of the United States,
Data.gov offers 389,730 datasets.
Data.gov.uk contains more than 7,200 datasets from
seven governmental publishers, including 989 from the
Department of Health and 784 from the Department for
Communities and Local Government.
Open Government Partnership
Launched ‘ii July 2011, the OGP secures commitments by governments to promote transparency, increase civic participation, fight corruption and use technology to be more effective and accountable.
Data.gov.in launched in July 2011, modelled
after the U.S. and UK sites, but with many
datasets restricted to agency access only.
• OGP COMMITTEE MEMBER
• GOVERNMENT DATA RELEASE
Launched in July 2011, the Kenya Open Data
Initiative is the first Sub-Saharan national data
program and will be used to create infrastructure
for human and economic development.