Thursday, August 23, 2012

US Census Bureau launches iOS apps, says 860 developers have asked for API key

America’s Economy,  U.S. Census Bureau’s first mobile application, is now available for iPhone and iPad. The app was available to Android users on Aug. 9. According to the Census Bureau, there have already been more than 10,000 downloads of the app from the Google Play store in the past three months. 

The app provides frequently updated statistics on 16 key indicators in the U.S. economy. U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel announced the launch of the apps earlier today at the White House.

Since the Census Bureau’s Application Programming Interface was released in July, 860 developers have received API keys to access census data, with users generated 24 million data requests in the first 3 weeks of the API’s release, an average of 18 per second.