February 27, 2019
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BikeSpike created a handy piece of hardware that easily affixes to any bicycle frame. The device contains a GPS device that can certainly track your mileage or help plan a route; but let's face it, your smartphone can do that much while sitting in your pocket (or underneath your biking tights). BikeSpike's mission goes beyond a simple GPS. BikeSpike offers automatic crash and tamper protection. BikeSpike aims to help users when they are unable to actually ride the bike. To spark further innovation around its hardware, BikeSpike provides an open API targeted at the developer community.
Good Technology has released what they are calling an 'open API mobile set' as part of their Shared Services Framework. The intention is to give more power to inhouse developer teams to move beyond app-connected workflows to incorporate service functions into seamless business processes. The workflows are protected by framework-driven security containerization, making it easier for developers to reuse code and connect various apps through APIs all within a secure mobile framework. ProgrammableWeb spoke with John Dasher, VP of Product Marketing at Good Technology.
Phone geolocation company LocationSmart allowed users to look up the real-time location of any supplied mobile phone number without the need of a password or authentication. API security leaks such as this are all too common but what is worrisome is how LocationSmart got this data to start with.