Following the recent IoT Developers Conference in Santa Clara, Connect2Me has launched the “first Internet of Things (IoT) Marketplace and API Directory”. As the IoT device and API market continues to expand rapidly, vendors will face difficulties in getting their APIs and devices discovered, and will face growing competition to build loyal and evangelistic developer communities.
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On Wednesday, Amazon announced that it has updated the Alexa Smart Home Skill API to support new experiences it has added to its Alexa devices. The new experiences include Routines, which allow customers to control multiple devices using a single voice command, as well as new Groups functionality.