Factual API Feeds Applications, Hungry Seafood Lovers

At Factual, we are all about the data, but we also get that data isn’t always best represented in a table or grid — and that sometimes a chart can immediately sum up gobs of underlying facts. We also know that we can’t build every way (or even all that many ways) to interact with [...]

Open Transit Data: A New Way to Get Around

In an open letter written in September, New York City Councilwoman Gale Brewer made a strong case for opening transit data to the general public: “Opening transit data,” Brewer wrote, “would require almost no capital investment by the MTA, while the application developers would return innovative tools of immense everyday value to the public at [...]

Yahoo’s Bill Michels Joins Factual as Developer VP

Today, we are very excited to announce that Bill Michels has officially joined Factual as VP of Developer Platform. In his new position, Bill will help expand the Factual platform by engaging with developers and promoting innovation around the Factual API. Before joining Factual, Bill worked at Yahoo for 5+ years, most recently as General [...]

Beyond Tables: A Look Into the Factual API

We’re pretty excited that Factual was recently featured on Programmable Web alongside Google, Amazon, and Intuit. The article highlights the Factual’s API (what’s an API? find out on Wikipedia). Since we believe the API will play an important role in the future of Factual, we figured this would be a good time to explain exactly what it is [...]