Nest provides sample code showing a server side integration between Nest and Twitter. With the code, developers can pair a Twitter account to their own Nest account. To start developers will need a Twitter API key and access tokens for both Twitter and Nest accounts. Developers can also learn how to handle authorization and erros, implement listeners to respond to changes in Nest data, use Scala to interact with Nest, read and write thermostat, away, ETA, smoke alarm batter, smoke and CO states and update their Twitter status based on data from the Nest service.
Amazon has made its Music Skill API generally available in the Alexa Skills Kit. This API is meant for music service providers, such as Spotify or Pandora, and allows them to add their music service to Alexa-powered devices. Once connected, subscribers will be able to ask for their tunes by voice.
Connected cars are one of the primary use cases for the Internet of Things (IoT) that capture the imagination of the general public and developers alike. At the Machine-2-Machine (M2M) Evolution Conference that was held this week at part of a larger ITEXPO event, PubNub announced that it is making available a Connected Car Solution Kit that developers can employ to access a range back-end cloud services that will enable to them to more easily build and deliver connected car applications.