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ProgrammableWeb’s Most Interesting APIs in 2017: Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Education

We continue our look at some of 2017’s most interesting APIs by looking at those from Education, Music, News Services, Movies, eSports, TV, Games, Science, Food, Travel, and other Entertainment subjects.” Examples include:

  • LBRY is a Blockchain -based API for discovering, distributing, and purchasing data. With the LBRY API, anyone may publish a piece of digital content to be consumed by others. LBRY may also be used to discover and purchase digital content published by others.
  • The New York Times Archive API allows developers to retrieve past articles from The New York Times dating back to 1851. Users can get all articles for a given month as a JSON object by passing the desired year and month.
  • ProPublica is a non-profit news organization that specializes in investigative journalism in the public interest. The ProPublica Nonprofit Explorer API allows applications to interact with a search engine and database that powers Nonprofit Explorer. The API returns data from nonprofit tax returns for more than 750,000 organizations processed by the IRS during the 2012-2015 calendar years. ProPublica also maintains the ProPublica Congress API provides access to legislative data from the Library of Congress, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. Information that can be retrieved using the API includes congressional activity such as votes, bills, member statements, and nominations.

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