The offices announced on Wednesday the addition of an Application Programming Interface for FederalRegister.gov, which enables information technology developers to create new applications with information published on the site.
“The API is an open data tool packaged in a light-weight, Web-friendly data transfer format that requires only a Web browser or client to begin development projects,” according to a press release. “This interface enables developers to tailor applications for sub-sets of agencies and particular documents, and to optimize resources for the mobile Web,” the release continued.
“We are excited to offer tools that will increase access and openness to all. This Application Programming Interface embodies our ongoing commitment to Open Government,” wrote Ray Mosley, Director of the Federal Register.
The API “is another example of GPO’s commitment to permanent public access as the digital information platform for the Federal Government,” added Public Printer Bill Boarman.
Direct to FederalRegister.gov Developers Page