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The Open Data Movement

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
approximate

APIs ADDED TO DIRECTORY
by month



2006
GOOGLE MAPS - Mapping
WIKIPEDIA - Reference
FACEBOOK - Social
TWITTER - Social

2007
TRULIA - Real Estate
DIGG - News
YELP - Recommendations
YOUTUBE - Video
BEB0 - Social

2008
NYTIMES - News
1,000 APIs

2009
KLOUT - Social
NETFLIX - Movies
FOURSQUARE - Social
LINKEDIN - Social

2010
GOWALLA - Social
2,000 APIs

2011
3,000 APIs

NEW APIs by month
300
200
100
0

TOTAL APIs - cumulative
4,000
3,000
2,000
1,000
0


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.

Ireland
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.

USA
Launched by Vivek Kundra, the first Chief
Information Officer of the United States,
Data.gov offers 389,730 datasets.

Mexico

UK
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.

Norway

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.

India
Data.gov.in launched in July 2011, modelled
after the U.S. and UK sites, but with many
datasets restricted to agency access only.

Philippines

Indonesia


• OGP COMMITTEE MEMBER
• GOVERNMENT DATA RELEASE

Brazil

Kenya
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.


South Africa

The Open Data Movement

shared by visually on Sep 26, 2011 in Technology

The Open Data Movement

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The evolution and role of API in building influential and essential tools and applications for web users, plus the demographics of public data usage around the world.
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