USA Today Launches API Developer Network

Posted by at 7:53 am on October 14, 2010

While many news outlets are still trying to play under the rules of the 1970’s, it appears USA Today is moving full force into this century.   USA TODAY has launched the USA TODAY Developer Network. Found at developer.usatoday.com, the Network portal provides USA TODAY APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) and a community for developers to discover content and build new applications for the web and digital platforms.

“With the launch of the USA TODAY Developer Network we invite developers to experience exciting new ways to tap into some of the great content that is unique to USA TODAY,” said Steve Kurtz, vice president of digital development for USA TODAY. “We look forward to realizing some of the untapped potential of our content by reaching our audience in this promising new way.”

USA TODAY partnered with Mashery, the leading provider of API management and strategic services, to help launch the API.

Two APIs are currently available on the USA TODAY Developer Portal. The USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books API allows developers to retrieve information about the USA TODAY Best-Selling Books list, as well as list history and other metadata for individual books. The Professional Sports Salaries API offers detailed data from USA TODAY’s sports salaries database dating back more than 20 years, and includes MLB, NFL, NBA and the NHL.

Additional APIs will be released on an ongoing basis at developer.usatoday.com as USA TODAY begins to make more and more of its content available to the developer community.

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