In honor of Apps for Philly Democracy 2016, Cicero is granting twice the free API credits to all who sign up Friday, March 18th through Sunday, March 20th. #DemHack2016 is a weekend-long hackathon that brings Philadelphians together to discuss how technology can improve democracy in our city. Since this is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts, we’re offering 2,000 free Cicero API credits during the hackathon!
Ok, free stuff is cool, but what can you do with it? The Cicero API geocodes addresses, then matches them to legislative districts and officials at the National, State, and local levels for about 100 of the
largest US cities (including Philadelphia, of course). It also returns comprehensive elected official contact information like office addresses, emails, and social media identifiers (we recently added Instagram and LinkedIn to our growing list). The API even has a map call that provides you with a configurable boundary map image for each district.
In addition to free credits, the Cicero Team would love to feature any apps coming out of the Hackathon using our API. To sign up, simply visit our free trial page. You will instantly get 2,000 credits, which will be good for a full 6 months. Check out our documentation, then get hacking! We’re excited to see what you come up with.