The Clickatell Home Automation CPlus Sample Code by Clickatell demonstrates how to use the API to notify when electricity is running low, aiming to automate a user's home. It uses a Raspberry Pi and Arduino to notify via text message.
WeatherBug announced the winners of its recent WeatherBug API Excellence Contest. As we reported last month, prizes were offered for applications developed on different WeatherBug API platforms (PHP, Java, Ruby, Python, etc.).
OpenChargeMap is a neat little service designed to help those with electric cars find places to charge up. With gas prices going the way they are, electrics are becoming a trendy alternative, and with the new Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf offering good choices for the average consumer, more and more people are going electric. If you're one of those, however, there's always a hitch: finding a place to "fill up". Now you're covered and with the OpenChargeMap API you can integrate the service into other things.
Any mobile app that does anything interesting has an API. Yet most of the apps that help you get interesting things done do not expose that API to developers. For many of us, a to-do lists are the arteries of our work-life. Some popular task apps that could be integrating the disparate parts of our lives are instead maintaining silos of task data.