StarHub, a leading info-communications provider based in Singapore, has launched SmartFoundry, a new API platform that allows developers to rapidly build applications and integrations that include StarHub voice call and SMS functionality.
Wearable computing, specifically watches, is all set to see a significant battle between vendors, who want developers to build applications for their ecosystem. Samsung with its Gear range of devices was expected to run away last year with developers flocking to the platform. While it did not exactly take off, Samsung has spent that time prepping up the Gear 2 range and is currently offering huge developer prize money in its Gear 2 Challenge.
As API use continues to broaden, it’s conceivable that APIs will soon evolve into a conduit for sharing information that will expand far beyond application software. Speaking at the APIcon 2014 conference today, author and freelance developer Keith Axline expounded on a theory that he initially explored in an article that first appeared in Wired, titled “The Universe Is Programmable. We Need an API for Everything.”