Built by Andrew Page, "uber" is an unofficial Ruby wrapper for the Uber API. Using "uber," Ruby developers can integrate the power of the Uber API into 3rd party Ruby applications. Calls to the Uber API can be made to request information on available car types, driver location expressed in geo-coordinates, time estimates, estimated prices (including currency conversion when applicable), as well as user account history and activity.
The lines between cars, computers, and mobile devices are blurring, as several new web-powered apps have made their way to Ford vehicles via the SYNC on-board vehicle control system API. Following up on our post last month about the use of the SYNC system to enable "cars as a platform," news has emerged about the release of some new apps that give drivers (and passengers) access to web services via mobile devices.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Location, Time Tracking, Weather, and Virtualization. One highlight today is the meteoblue API for graphical weather synopsis information for locations. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.