Skygear provides a backend which can integrate functionality with applications such as chat, push notifications, user management, geolocation, sync capabilities, and bots. Additionally, Skygear offers deployment, data storage, and reusable plugins; so, developers will not need to start from scratch to build applications like social platforms or messenger bots. For pricing, Skygear offers 3 hosting plans, and a free option is available as well.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Collaboration, Marine, Inventory and Customer Service. One highlight today is the Aquaplot API for calculating and planning marine routes. Here's a rundown of the latest additions