The Thing About the Internet of Things: Digital Life Dragged Down by the Analog World

Greg Bates, July 15th, 2013

If things are moving so fast, why haven’t we caught up yet? Why can’t my stove automatically set a timer for 10 minutes every time I turn a burner on–and why can’t I receive that alarm on my iPhone while I’m upstairs, in time to rush back down and save dinner? I’m thrilled that the Nest thermostat is out there. But it is simultaneously cool while reminding us that this transition to the Internet of things (IoT) where everything is connected up is going to be a long slog. Okay, faster than chipping our way out of the Stone Age. Still.

Xively API: Connecting Devices to an IoT Platform

Mark Boyd, June 20th, 2013

XivelyAPI developer skills will continue to be in ever-growing demand as infrastructure for the Internet of Things (IoT) takes shape. The new Xively API provides an opportunity for all developers to sharpen their skills around Web API and to learn how to develop new tools that make use of connected objects.

42 New APIs: Amazon Web Services, Sentiment Analysis and QR Code

Wendell Santos, June 9th, 2013

This week we had 42 new APIs added to our API directory including a text and sentiment analysis service, mobile push notification service, QR code management platform, video format conversion service and a bitcoin exchange service. In addition we also covered the Animetrics face recognition API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Today in APIs:Moves API, API and 9 New APIs

Romin Irani, June 4th, 2013

Fitness Tracking Application Moves releases API. API aims to provide a single API to multiple Analytics Services. Plus:  SOA Software announces API Management for Windows Azure Cloud and 9 new APIs.

Twitter Won’t Kill the API

Guest Author, July 3rd, 2012

TwitterLet’s get real about Twitter’s plans for their API. Even though the New York Times claims that Twitter wants to “kill“ its API and developer ecosystem, and some competitors demand that Twitter data is too valuable to society and must become part of an open, federated infrastructure, neither of these things are going to happen.

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