The Genesys Callback Push Notifications iOS Sample Code demonstrates how to send asynchronous messages (push notifications). While iOS uses APN (Apple Push Notifications) and Comet, Android employs GCM/C2DM and Comet.
The "Car as a Platform" wars have been heating up for some time now and ProgrammableWeb has published several posts on the topic, including: "Car as a Platform Wars: GM Joins Ford" by Adam DuVander, "Ford Launches Program That Provides Developers Ability to Create Vehicle-Controlled, Voice-Activated Smartphone Apps" by Janet Wagner, and "Have You Driven a Ford API Lately? Round Up on the Connected Car" by Greg Bates.
Sparkart has developed websites for market leaders across many industries. From Bon Jovi to the UFC, Sparkart specializes in pulling content from around the web, and consolidating it into a single, robust website that turns "artists into rockstars, clothing labels into overnight successes and devout fans into passionate communities." Now, with the launch of Storyteller, Sparkart brings the technology that has driven its success to developers. Sparkart refers to Storyteller as a "Content Presentation System." Storyteller's mission is simple: "a new product from Sparkart that enables you to build great websites with content from anywhere."
This week at Dreamforce, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, announced Salesforce1. Benioff suggested that Salesforce1 could be the single platform to run entire companies, and manage the internet of things from a single source. However, the bigger story behind Salesforce1 is an API story. How else can a single platform claim to "Connect all your apps. Connect all your devices. Connect all your customer data."? Increase your APIs tenfold is how.