April 5, 2014
Font Squirrel can help you and your applications find new fonts. The Font Squirrel API allows users to retrieve hundreds of fonts that are "font-face-ready," which can be used on web sites using CSS or CSS3. The API provides categorical listings, font lists and the ability to download complete sets of @font-face fonts. Font Squirrel uses RESTFul calls and responses are formatted in JSON.
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.
Telephony-as-a-service company Twilio (a ProgrammableWeb sponsor) is set to announce new volume pricing for heavy users of its Twilio SMS API. The company had previously dropped the price for SMS twice, but did not yet have published volume pricing. Those using over 500,000 SMS messages a month will now pay a fraction of a penny per SMS.