We are the makers of Hooks App (gethooksapp.com), and for a long time we have been creating content on notifications for hundreds of thousands of users. Now we are opening our data so developers can do whatever they want with the it.
We are really excited to hear what do you can do with the API.
Feel free to ask anything!
It will be free for a while and later a per subscription price is what sounds good for us.
I'm using IFTTT to send webhooks from twitter and the delay can get up to 15 minutes. I also tested Microsoft Flow and the delay was bigger than IFTTT.
CKAN is currently the de-facto standard for these kind of portals, so being able to query the CKAN Action API enables to gather metadata from portals all over the world.
Some portals even have an API directly to their primary data (e.g. exposing a CSV as a querable JSON REST API), in CKAN this is called "DataStore". And this kind of data might be something you want to integrate. I can think of a number of datasets that could be interesting, e.g. schedule of garbage collection, public transport timetable or measurements from public weather stations.
Different portals have different data available. I'm from Switzerland and I know these datasets are available here. Is there a geograhical region you want to cover/not cover or it doesn't matter?
Actually, we want to add what our users/clients want. No region in mind.
As a side note, its quite easy to create alerts about "new item in the data set" but it get worse if you have to understand the use case, as, e.g. sending all the "garbage collection schedule items" its different than sending "garbage collection new items in that street of Geneva". Hopefully the CKAN spec will allow us to let the users to set a query over the data, so we will be able to push them only when the new data matches that query.
For the data api we plan to stay free for a while and then charge new users with a low per subscrition fee to indie devs and have a plan for big data consumers.
Offtopic: how much would you have payed for the Hooks app? Just from the top of your mind.
Feel free to comment there too.
What use cases do you have in mind?