When it comes to mobile computing most organizations are relying on applications that are running on a number of devices that remotely access data via an API. The folks at Usablenet are leveraging RESTful APIs to make the case for the exact opposite scenario.
In the world of fleet management, incorrect data can cost a company a lot of time and money, and in some current systems the potential for error is a little too high. Shaw Tracking's Hours Of Service (HOS) web service is an electronic on-board recording system that allows dispatchers to monitor real-time driving hours and access information such as driver logs, odometer readings, any violations and more. It's an efficient solution to the problems caused by other inaccurate manual log systems. The company makes this data available to developers via the SOAP-based HOS API.