U.S. Department of Labor Website Offers Application Development Tools

by Cynthia Harvey

It's the first federal agency to create a website that helps software developers use its data.

As part of the Open Government Initiative, the Department of Labor (DOL) has launched a new website for application developers at http://developer.dol.gov. The first-of-its-kind site features APIs and SDKs to help programmers incorporate DOL data in apps for the BlackBerry, Android, iOS and .NET platforms.

"While a handful of other federal agencies are making data available through one or more APIs, the inclusion of SDKs is a federal first," said Deputy Secretary of Labor Seth Harris. "By doing so, we're lowering the technical barriers and providing developers of all experience levels the opportunity to turn good ideas into powerful software applications for the American public."

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This article was originally published on Thursday Jul 14th 2011
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