October 12, 2013 8:58 AM Subscribe
I have become obsessed with cool and unusual web APIs, especially those that interact with the real world (read or write). Help me find some more.
posted by LiteOpera to computers & internet (6 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
Here's the kind of thing I mean:
let's you POST and address and artwork, and a few weeks later a t-shirt magically appears on your doorstep!
The Sunlight Foundation APIs
let you query nearly real-time data about the official happenings on Capitol Hill, including bills, votes, and legislators. There's even an interface to programmatically inspect campaign contributions parse out of SEC filings and the like.
is an API to phones the world round, including SMS messages and those horrible automated voicemail mazes.
What other cool APIs am I missing?