This week we had 40 new APIs added to our API directory including a link redirection service with link management and analytics, a file sharing and syncing service for teams, an email application built solely for tablets, and light and lock control functionality for smart phones. In addition we covered an opinion collection service via twitter.
From lights and switches to people and cars, SmartThings aims at communicating with everyday devices through a smartphone. With the availability of the SmartThings API, developers can add similar functionality with third party applications to create a more automated world. Although SmartThings strongly believes in the power of smart and mobile devices, it believes the inherent intelligence of smart devices will remain limited. Accordingly, SmartThings exists to transfer the “intelligence” of such devices to the application layer, and away from the physical device itself.
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As yet another week of API profiling comes to a close, we take a look back at some of the APIs that caught our attention. This week there were 47 APIs added to our directory and our team picked the ones that stood out the most.
ecobee, a company that provides intelligent energy management solutions, has released the public ecobee API that will make it possible for developers to create new applications that integrate with the functionality of ecobee’s Smart Thermostats. The company prides itself on having developed energy solutions that are easy to understand, easy to manage, and ultimately reduce the impact on the environment and save money.