"APIs Being Used for Public Health"


Foursquare just highlighted an innovative use of their API, that alerts people to public health issues.

DontEat.at 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.