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.
API 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.
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.
Fitness Tracking Application Moves releases API. Segment.io 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.
Let’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.