Non-profit – Aiming to Be America’s Most Accurate Charity API

October 28th, 2014 |

There’s a new charity database on the block aims to become the world’s most accurate and valuable charity database resource for non-profit organizations and donors alike. By utilizing the most advanced web, mobile and graphic mapping technologies and maintaining the most up-to-date IRS data, will enable donors to make smart charitable decisions with confidence. Launching November 1, the consumer-facing site and accompanying API will feature never before available data and rankings for nearly 2 million U.S. based charitable organizations.

Through the new API, will offer geolocation data and their proprietary charity ranking system, which is based on an organization’s data transparency and accuracy, in addition to providing IRS data such as 990 forms. On the other side of the equation are services for charities. Organizations will be able to take control of updating their contact information for free, and if their annual re…

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Surveying 1000 APIs – Think APIs are for Startups Only? Think Again!

June 7th, 2012 |

As the API Ecosystem grows, at 3scale we often asked where growth is fastest and how to characterize certain trends. While this is challenging to do, sites like Programmableweb provides great data of many public APIs and regularly feature trend analysis (see John Musser’s excellent “Hot or Not” Presentation Gluecon for example).

To dig deeper though, we decided to try to classify a snapshot of 1000 of the latest APIs recently registered on Programmableweb, with some surprising results.

The study took the latest 1000 APIs registered in the Programmableweb directory prior to the 2nd of May 2012 and analysed them in various ways. Hence the sample stretches from the 17th of January until the 2nd of May 2012. The directory is now over 6000 APIs and those latest 1000 were added in just 90 days – so it’s recent snapshot and should tell us something. The APIs were classified in a n…

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