Alphabet-funded startup Coord is offering an API to cities and transportation companies that allows them to access the data it has collected from mapping curbs. The API allows developers to search for curbs near a location by latitude and longitude and to retrieve information about those curbs.
The next generation of smart city applications and user interfaces are beginning to emerge based on the European-initiated FIWARE open API platform. The platform provides an open source toolkit of APIs and backend infrastructure components that enable app developers to create new city solutions.
Having an infant in the house combined with the winter weather has caused energy usage in our household to skyrocket. We are always keeping an eye out for ways to save and ProgrammableWeb lists great tools to help out. This week we'll look at mashups that help users monitor their energy consumption, become educated on energy and encourage them to reduce how much energy they are using.