Government unleashed with new API sharing technology

Government content will be able to be simultaneously published on websites, shopfronts, screens and applications using a world-leading technology to be announced today by the federal Department of Finance.

Known as “Government as an API ” it will enable one piece of content to be published across multiple channels and websites — known as omnichannel delivery. The API will let government information be published and automatically updated on non-government sites.

Announcing the “unleashing government” initiative, Finance online services manager Sharyn Clarkson told the Drupalgov conference it would let government distribute its content much more efficiently and widely. “This will mean we can make content once and publish it many times.”

“This will mean we can make content once and publish it many times,” Clarkson said. This will include non-government sites.

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