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Twilio has launched a new offering dubbed Super SIM that promises "instant global connectivity on a single SIM". With Super SIM, creators of IoT devices can deploy, configure and manage connectivity for their devices across multiple tier-one mobile operators in over 180 countries.
Bill Huan (Senior Project Manager, Google Coral Team) presented Google’s prediction that the use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices will outpace standard computing devices in 2025. Huan presented the prediction during his talk, Introducing Google Coral: Building On-Device, Thursday at Google I/O.
Google has announced that it will shutter the Works with Nest developer program effective August 31. To date, this program has allowed developers to integrate Nest smart home devices with their own products, apps and services. It will be replaced by a new program dubbed Works with Google Assistant.
Microsoft kicked off its annual developer conference, Build, yesterday. Most of the day 1 headlines surrounded Microsoft Azure products and services. Azure products making news included Azure IoT Edge, Azure Maps, Azure SQL Database Edge, Azure Data Factory, and Azure Managed Disks.
Looker has introduced a number of new developer tools to extend both its use to the business community and the developer community. A new SDK and set of open source tools aim to support new Looker apps and use cases through third parties, and four new visualizations provide new business insights.
Polar is an industry leader in heart rate monitors. The company recently announced SDKs and an API so that third party apps can integrate and analyze data pulled from these heart rate devices. The SDKs and API currently work with two Polar models: the Polar H10 and the Polar 0H1.
Many of us have a love/hate relationship with appointment reminders. Maybe the least annoying notification is a text message, and it's also the easiest. The Twilio REST API lets you create intelligent reminders, and you can also benefit from simple integration with your CRM and reservation systems.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Sports, Identity, Privacy, Statistics, and Rewards. One highlight today is the ShotTracker API which utilizes IoT sensors to provide real-time basketball stats. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Last week, Microsoft announced that it is shuttering Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health Dashboard apps and services effective May 31. Band users will be able to export their data before that date, and some active users will be eligible to receive a refund for their troubles.
Google has introduced an SDK that allows the direct connection of microcontroller-class devices directly to the Google Cloud IoT platform. The Cloud IoT platform is designed to simplify the connecting, provisioning, and management of IoT devices. The SDK support many third party environments.
At the end of last year, LinkedIn announced major changes to its APIs and developer program. Those changes will soon take effect, and developers need to migrate accordingly by March 1. New developer program features, version 2 of its API, and the use of OAuth 2.0 will all be requirements on March 1.
Ockam refers to itself as the Twilio of IoT. With that tagline, it's hoping to make IoT developers' lives much easier with simple IoT development tools that scale and interoperate with ease. Accordingly, the Ockam SDK is now open sourced at GitHub. SDK users become part of the Ockam Network.
Amazon's voice-controlled assistant Alexa had another big year at the Consumer Electronics Show. Companies near and far added Alexa to their smart home, mobile, and even automotive products. If you thought Alexa was already everywhere, you're sadly mistaken. Here's where Alexa is now.
This list of APIs from 2018 encompasses earth and Human Health, Environment, and the Internet of Things. Developers looking to develop applications for Home Automation, Fitness, Healthcare, Weather, Climate, Energy, and Sustainability may find these choices worthy of a look.
This segment of the Most Interesting APIs in 2018 includes all APIs encompassing Business and Productivity that made our list. We focus on APIs that streamline and improve business processes, and new technology that can be integrated that may transform how a company or organization does business.
Mergers inevitably increase the IT complexity an organization faces. APIs are universal connectors, so the ways in which businesses monitor and manage their APIs can turn those connections into points of leverage and opportunities for the increased insight and control needed in an M&A.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including DevOps, Testing and Internet of Things. Highlights from today include the GitHub Content Attachments API plus an API for tracking Fortnite data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions for developers.
Fitbit has launched version 3.0 of its SDK, and it includes a lot of new developer tools. The SDK includes four new APIs that developers can use to build new experiences and better collect, distribute, and use data created by Fitbit smartwatches. 3.0 supports Versa and Ionic models.
Google announced the release of the Google My Business API v4.3 with new functionality such as the ability to read and respond to questions and answers from customers, bulk-read reviews, see unclaimed locations that Google thinks you may own, report issues with GoogleLocations results and more.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Payments and Crowdsourcing. Highlights include an API that returns localized information such as city, currency, language and Risk Assessment Data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.