Retiring the data API

Friday 23 June 2017

In 2015 we created a prototype Data API that allowed users to share feedback on their experience, and help us to make improvements. We’ve now switched off the prototype and wanted to update you.

From the trial we hoped to learn about a number of things including what an API might look like, the interface needed to explore APIs and how much work was needed to clean the National Information Infrastructure before use in an API.

Your feedback, and the knowledge we’ve gained from building the API will help us develop data.gov.uk in the future.  The knowledge we’ve gained as we’ve built the ETL (Extract-Transform-Load) layer will help to drive our work on enhancing data quality.

If you have any more feedback, please get in touch with the team.

Kind regards,

The data.gov.uk team