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Eldis open api presentation
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Presentation on the Elids open API project given at the Marketplace for techies session at the 4th I-K-Mediary workshop in Bangladesh, January 2011.

Presentation on the Elids open API project given at the Marketplace for techies session at the 4th I-K-Mediary workshop in Bangladesh, January 2011.

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  • For instance, APIs let you grab statistics from a website and use them on your own website. That way one does not have to access individually other websites, but can instantly combine data from different websites (Source: www.web2fordev.net).
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    • 1. IDS Open API project
    • 2. What is an Open API?
      • API stands for ‘Application Program Interface’
      • An API provides a mechanism by which two software programs can communicate and even access or exchange data with each other. 
      • APIs allow data exchange between websites, applications and organizations, while the data source remains in the same place.  (Source: www.web2fordev.net).  
      • APIs are more flexible and powerful than RSS feeds.
    • 3. What is a mashup?
      • Applications built using APIs are commonly called ‘mashups’ – combine data and functionality from different programmes.  
      • Mashups (usually) are about:
      • Combination
      • Visualization
      • Aggregation
      • In a mashup, the emphasis is on making already existing data more useful.
    • 4.  
    • 5.  
    • 6. Why is IDS building an Open API?
      • to allow other people/organisations to utilise our data
      • to allow others to contextualise our data within their own services and contexts
      • to allow cross-platform interaction, e.g. mobile platforms, off-line applications
      • to entice other organisations with Southern–produced content to open up their data
    • 7. Where have we got to so far?
      • Scoping and technical development phases done
      • Initial version designed for mobiles (mostly) working
      • … and what is happening in the coming months?
      • Rollout and promotion of version 1.0
      • Funding development of Open Source CMS plugins
      • Funding awards for most innovative use
      • And perhaps…providing our data for your portal?!
    • 8. Questions / feedback?
      • Thanks for listening…to hear more about the Open API
      • project please email: [email_address]
    • 9. IDS Open API - screenshots

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