The First Two Weeks
Wow. We're pretty excited about what's happening with the API thus far. Within a couple of hours of the launch we saw the first use of the API on a blog and in the first week there were four API toolkits for accessing the API in a range of languages. Here's a couple of other things that popped up that caught our eye:
- a service that lets you sign up for email alerts for your favorite loan categories
- a map that lets you browse for new loans geographically
- a Wordpress widget for lenders to showcase their loans
- this world cloud generator which shows popular terms from loan profiles
In related news, we're opening up the wiki to editing now. All you need is a pbwiki account (or OpenID) to get started. Most of the pages are editable. In particular, we hope that people will add to this list of Applications, Widgets, and Analyses as they discover or create new things on top of the Kiva API. Thanks to everyone who has helped make the first two weeks such a success! Keep the innovations coming...