|Book-Current||Reading IT books helps in keeping technical skills current; one problem with books in the IT domain is that they become obsolete very quickly. Book-current.com provides access to recently published and upcoming books. Find books based on topics you are interested in and sign up for monthly email updates. |
|Create a Custom API for Siri Using SendGrid's Parse API||This hack was created at [MoDevEast in Washington DC](http://blog.mashery.com/content/awesome-dc-hackathon-usa-today-hq-modeveast). It was designed to be a proof of concept of how you can use the fact that Siri can send emails along with [SendGrid's Parse API](http://docs.sendgrid.com/documentation/api/parse-api-2/) to create your own custom Siri API.
When you are done with this tutorial, you will be able to ask Siri to motivate you and Siri will oblidge by calling you via Twilio to tell you "You are Awesome." :)
I hope that you take this concept to the next level and dream up interesting things for Siri to do. At the [SendGrid Mobile Hackday](http://sendgridmh.eventbrite.com/) a few developers asked Siri to check them into Foursquare, post to Twitter and remotely launch apps on their Macs. |
|Get Rhythm||Enabling record labels to offer previews to artist fan clubs months in advance of releases, driving up pre-sales. |
|Motivation Mix||Motivation Mix harnesses the energy and enthusiasm of your friends and family by collecting their inspirational messages and injecting them into the music that you already have on your playlists. |
|My Powers Out||Report power outages via SMS or email. This app triangulates the location of the outage and gives it to your power company. It's easier to report outages, utilities can repair them faster and you get status updates. |
|Planrrr||Making the act of planning easier. Uses a combination of email and SMS to communicate around a particular event.
|RingRingBaby||Service offered through hospitals that gives parents of new borns the ability to set up a notification list, record a single message when the baby is born and the alert is sent to all recipients. |
|SeatTrip||SeatTrip takes the concept of TripIt for concert tickets. So, with those 2 APIs in mind, I’ve build SeatTrip – it’s like seatwave meets tripit. Send your plane ticket by e-mail, and get a listing of events that will happen in the area a few minutes later.You can buy your tickets through Seatwave API. |
|Simple Energy||Simple Energy uses social and game mechanics to engage energy customers and encourage them the reduce their energy consumption. |
|SkaFlash||You hear a band at SXSW and you want to join their email list? Text your email into the Band's SkaFlash number and join their email list.
As a band, putting a sign up list at the merch table is a hassle, and it is a pain in the ass to type all of those emails in, and that's if you can even read them. Use SkaFlash to let fans text to join your email list. |
|Wedgies||Simple surveys to share with friends through Twitter, sms or email. Anywhere you can paste text, you can give a wedgie (a simple survey). |