Leap Motion sent an email to interested developers last week telling them what they could expect in the Leap Motion SDK. The San Francisco-based gesture-control company plans to open up its developer portal to the public after its product, a tiny USB device that lets you control your computer by moving your hands and fingers through the air, launches in late July. You can view our original Leap Motion API coverage here.
With the formal launch this week of the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud a new era of in-memory computing is about to become a lot more accessible. According to Professor Hasso Plattner, chairman of the SAP supervisory board, HANA in the cloud will give IT organizations access to a platform that essentially eliminates the need for batch processing in favor of a model where all applications are run in real time.
Events in the networking world don’t usually garner all that much attention from developers. But Cisco is hoping that developers are paying attention to both OpenStack, an emerging standard for managing IT infrastructure in cloud computing platforms, and Project Open Daylight, an open source implementation of a software-defined networking controller that Cisco supports.
Johnson Controls launched Panoptix last year to offer developers a set of tools and APIs that encourage development in the building efficiency space. Developers took their first shot at the Panoptix suite of APIs at Hack-City SF. Panoptix continues to garner attention to its platform, and further enhanced the offering with four new APIs. Panoptix launched with building, space, and meter data APIs; now, the platform added AHU, VAV, and HVAC data.
Partnering with a storage vendor may not be the first thing that comes to mind for most developers, but EMC is looking to changd some hearts and minds about the strategic role storage plays in application development.
Isaac Asimov once said, “Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” An interesting opinion, but what if it applied to…robots? Roboearth is a database of robot experiences that can be shared with other robots. The Roboearth API gives developers access to the data stored on a cloud. Through the API you can search for “action recipes”, environments, even individual robots connected to the network.
Spark Devices just launched on Kickstarter and offers investors of $49 and above a free Spark Socket–the flagship product that connects standard light bulbs to the internet. Once a light bulb connects to the internet via the Spark Socket, consumers can control the light through an app (e.g. turn on and off, dim, monitor use, etc.). Additionally, Spark Devices has released Spark Devices API that allows developers to integrate light control into third party apps or websites.
Revel Systems API makes it possible to run a cash register, a restaurant and a mobile point-of-sale system with an iPad as the center of the user interface. Check out what Revel has to say about the API on their website.
The EBSCOhost API for DynaMed provides access through the two protocols of SOAP and REST, both of which return data in XML. An EBSCOhost Integration Toolkit (EIT) profile is required for access.
Alcatel-Lucent, a leading global communications solutions provider and the parent company of ProgrammableWeb, has introduced a suite of nine “New Conversation APIs” that provide developers with easy access to IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) capabilities such as high definition voice and video, audio/video conferencing, interactive voice, messaging and call control. In addition, Alcatel-Lucent has launched a Developer Portal that allows access to the New Conversation APIs and a sandbox for developers to build and test their applications.