September 1, 2015
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From lights and switches to people and cars, SmartThings aims at communicating with everyday devices through a smartphone. With the availability of the SmartThings API, developers can add similar functionality with third party applications to create a more automated world. Although SmartThings strongly believes in the power of smart and mobile devices, it believes the inherent intelligence of smart devices will remain limited. Accordingly, SmartThings exists to transfer the “intelligence” of such devices to the application layer, and away from the physical device itself.
Parse, a leading backend-as-a-Service mobile SDK provider, has launched a new service called Cloud Code making it possible for app developers to add custom backend code that is easily accessible by any client (iOS, Android, HTML5, or via the REST API) without servers.
Apple took the stage at Moscone Center West in San Francisco today to show off OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. Both releases are significant new operating platforms, and bring Apple's desktop and mobile products closer than ever before. As exciting as the new platforms are, developers have a lot more to be excited about: a refreshed SDK with more than 4,000 new APIs for creating iOS apps.