APIs Being Used for Public Health
28 Apr 2011
Foursquare just highlighted an innovative use of their API
, that alerts people to public health issues.
is a service which merges city health code records with the Foursquare API
to warn people via text message, when they check into a restaurant that has recorded health code violations.
An excellent example of the power of APIs for mashing up data and providing real-time value that can even be used for the public good.