Yep, the announcement came over the wire today (click here for the formal release). I was finally able to get FreedomSpeaks' API out the door. I'm really excited about this launch, I've been working hard on it for a few months now, and it's nice to see the fruition of my work. I still have quite a bit more work ahead of me, but the API will be driving pretty much everything. Here's a list of what you can do with the API (so far):
- Get your officials based on your address
- Get official data based on id/screen name.
- Get a letter based on id
- Write your own letter (and send it to your officials)
- Forward a letter already written to your officials
- Search our database of officials
We also have a widget (with a couple more due out soon) that members can embed in their blog, website or MySpace profile. This widget performs the "Get Officials" action and allows visitors to their site to lookup their officials. Pretty cool if you're into getting your friends politically involved.
I don't have a forum right now for the API, so if you want to leave comments about it, or have questions, just add a comment to my post. I'll try to answer every one in a timely manner. 🙂
Spread the word – Our API is Finally Here!
Below's a sample of our "Get Officials" Widget – Get Your Widget Code Now!