White House to hold hackathon for upcoming "We the People" API

02/5/2013 | TheNextWeb.com

The White House-sponsored "We the People" service that allows people to petition the government is going into a second phase. The Obama administration this month will hold a hackathon for its upcoming Petitions 2.0 application programming interface, which will allow developers to incorporate petition and signature data into their apps. The API will also eventually allow developers to "collect and submit signatures without directly sending the user to the White House website," writes Ken Yeung.

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