Guardian news API - you can now build your own apps

Smart move by the Guardian, the BBC could learn from this. For example, the Beeb are missing a trick on mobile applications, they wont allow anyone to use their content at all (for example, no bbc iphone apps allowed). The Guardian are finding ways to empower developers and bring their content to new and exciting places. We are very pleased to announce the official launch today of the Guardian's Open Platform. The Open Platform is a suite of services that makes it possible to build applications with the Guardian. We've opened up our platform to give access to our journalism, our brand, and the technologies that power guardian.co.uk. The first two services we are releasing as part of the platform are the Content API and the Data Store. The Content API is a service that allows partners to select and collect content from the Guardian. Read more about the Guardian API