Largely in response to learnings from terrorism-related events, there's a new protocol for first responders that involves their entry into buildings before they're fully cleared of any danger. Commanding a situation like that requires GPS-like 3D indoor mapping technology where no GPS exists.
StackMob, a leading cloud-based, mobile Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider, has just announced the launch of the StackMob Marketplace, a developer-ready API modules online store. In addition, StackMob is now offering a new pricing model that offers free StackMob API calls to developers.
With the introduction of low cost 3D printers like Makerbot, 3D printing has exploded in areas ranging from art to architecture. This increase in popularity of 3D printers, and 3D modeling software like SketchUp is democratizing manufacturing and making 3D printing accessible by the masses.