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Glanceable news using the new NOS API

Posted: January 4th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Manifestations | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

I had been aware of the fact that our Dutch public broadcaster NOS was going to open up their news using an API. During the run up to this I gave them a couple of pointers concerning what we think are great APIs and must-haves for this kind of thing.

Then they launched open.nos.nl to a limited amount of people at first to play around with and see the initial beginnings. It is quite modest right now with three end-points and not a lot of functionality or content to play with, but it’s a solid beginning and it is clearly meant to grow.

Ons Nieuws — Het laatste nieuws van NOS.nl

Busy though we are right now, I got a bit of an itch on Monday and whipped together this simple example: Ons Nieuws which is a glanceable news display of the latest news on NOS.nl meant to replace the tt101 screens that run at pretty much every news/publicity department.

Ons Nieuws is heavily influenced among others by: DEXTR. Glanceability and ambiance seems to be getting back in vogue also with apps such as Trickle. This thing we whipped up is really a very simple proof of concept version mainly meant to exercise the API, but it may lead to more serious applications.


2 Comments on “Glanceable news using the new NOS API”

  1. 1 Monster Swell » Blog Archive » Glanceable news using the new NOS API « Sales is an art and a science! said at 05:41 on January 5th, 2011:

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  2. 2 Week 199 at Alper.nl said at 19:48 on January 10th, 2011:

    […] Monday I built a quick javascript mashup with the new API#mce_temp_url# by NOS called ‘Ons Nieuws’ (Our News): http://monsterswell.com/projects/onsnieuws/ inspired by the trend in glanceable display websites. The write-up is here: “Glanceable news using the new NOS API” […]


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