Application programming interfaces (APIs) are running your smart city. The bicycle rental system that suggests the best route. The city-wide FixIt app that can be used to send photographic proof of that painful pothole. The sensor at that dang traffic light that leads to that unhappy notice a week later. Read more
Posts Tagged: open data
If you have a large amount of information, you might consider releasing it to others who can also benefit from it. This is an especially important consideration if you are already providing a public API, but are not offering easy access to your full dataset. Read more
The definition of an API Platform includes the requirement that the data published via an API should be core to the organization exposing it. That means that it is data critical to the success of the organization. Making that available in any way often takes courage, as it is a relatively new approach to most businesses that are more akin to keeping secrets than to promote openness. Read more
There is a lot going on in the Nordics related to APIs and Open Data. In Norway Travelhack 2014 Norge has already started, but it is not too late to join.
TravelHack is a competition that challenges student, community and commercial teams to design new digital service prototypes based on open data to be used by people when travelling with public transportation in Norway! Read more
Energy levels were high on Thursday, 3 April, as Nordic APIs began the final leg of the “Private, Partner Public APIs” event tour. Participants at the Oslo venue were excited to have an event solely focused on APIs, and the Nordic APIs speakers were keen to share their presentations and feedback with an enthusiastic audience. Read more