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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Real Estate, Electronic Signature, and CRM. Featured today are APIs from Sensorlab for retrieving sensor data such as motion and ambient light changes. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Amazon just made setting reminders with Alexa a lot easier. The Reminders API allows developers to include reminders within a particular skill in three simple steps. Prior to the Reminders API, customers needed to remember to create the right skill at the right time to get a specific reminder.
Amazon has made its Music Skill API generally available in the Alexa Skills Kit. This API is meant for music service providers, such as Spotify or Pandora, and allows them to add their music service to Alexa-powered devices. Once connected, subscribers will be able to ask for their tunes by voice.
Today at Signal, Twilio’s developer conference, the company announced two new wireless options that aim to expand what is possible for IoT developers. First up is Twilio Super SIM, providing developers with a single SIM card that can operate globally via Twilio’s partnering cellular networks.
Amazon has released three new APIs that expand the capabilities of doorbells, cameras, and other smart devices on users' front porches. The APIs help Alexa respond to doorbell presses, motion detection, and enable two way communication between someone at the front door and Alexa interactions.
Amazon Announces Alexa Presentation Language Preview and New Alexa Skills Kit SDK Frameworks for Java
Amazon has announced a preview of its new Alexa Presentation Language (APL) which allows developers to build visual Alexa skills that are voice-first and can be customized for different types of devices. Amazon has also announced the availability of a new Alexa Skills Kit SDK Frameworks for Java.