From lights and switches to people and cars, SmartThings aims at communicating with everyday devices through a smartphone. With the availability of the SmartThings API, developers can add similar functionality with third party applications to create a more automated world. Although SmartThings strongly believes in the power of smart and mobile devices, it believes the inherent intelligence of smart devices will remain limited. Accordingly, SmartThings exists to transfer the “intelligence” of such devices to the application layer, and away from the physical device itself.
It was only a matter of time before Progress Software, a pioneer in the development of rapid application development (RAD) tools, became involved with Node.js application development and NoSQL database platforms such as MongoDB.
Hoss, a Y-combinator backed startup, launched an API tracking and management platform today. The platform allows companies to track, monitor, and manage all the APIs consumed by their business across the board. The platform launches as API adoption continues to increase but monitoring lags.