NationBuilder Opens Developer API

Los Angeles-based NationBuilder, which develops software-as-a-service to help groups organize their supporters, has opened up a new set of APIs for third party developers. The company--which offers up its platform to political campaigns, nonprofits, activists, and many others--said it has officially released its API, allowing developers to access its services. The firm said it already had a number of companies using the APIs, which allow developers to access a nationwide database of voters, contacts, and much more. The new API features interfaces and sample interfaces in Ruby, PHP, and Python.