Today In APIs: Cleanweb Hackathon and StackMob Moves to Rackspace Open Cloud

Romin Irani, April 10th, 2013

Cleanweb Hackathon coming to Portland on May 18th. StackMob brings its MBaaS platform to Rackspace Hosting. Plus: Twilio adds new permission-based Multi-user project management system to its platform.

Portland to host Cleanweb Hackathon

Earth Advantage will host the first ever Portland Cleanweb Hackathon will be held over 2 days, starting May 18th. The hackathon will focus on energy efficiency, transportation, water conservation, food, recycling and waste management. Developers can build web and mobile apps that address clean energy innovations and can utilize various APIs and open data sets that are available. The top app stands to take home $3500. For more information and registration, visit the Event page.

StackMob and Rackspace join hands to boost MBaaS

StackMobStackMob, a leading provider of mBaaS (Mobile Backend As A Service) has announced the availability of its platform on Rackspace ® Hosting. The partnership is likely to combine the strengths of the two companies: Rackspace for its hosting platform and StackMob for its various modules and API, that allows mobile developers to build robust backends without worrying about server complexity. John Engates, CTO of Rackspace said “Together, we aim to eliminate the backend complexities of app building, effectively allowing developers to focus on the user experience, like functionality and user interface.”

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