Thanks to a wonderful post by Giulio on the Private Sector Development blog, the news of the re-launch of the World Bank API has started to create some significant buzz about international development and the sharing of data.
For those of you that haven't heard just yet, the Bank re-launched its API with a new call structure, query generator, and new data sets too. In simple terms: the Bank is allowing developers to use a lot of its development data to create new and exciting applications for web users.
I just talked to Jeff Mccoy, one of the people here at the Bank that has been instrumental in getting the API re-launched and easier to use, and he's "really excited to see some of the things people will build with World Bank data."
So am I. And I'm pretty excited to help feature some of the neat things people build using the Bank's data as well.
If you're building a neat application with the new World Bank API, let me know how to reach you in the comments. I'll give you a shout and hopefully feature your project and ideas here on this blog.
For more information about the API and the importance of open data, check out the next few links: