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Even in the age where services such as OnStar from General Motors can be used to call for help in the event of an automobile accident, seconds still matter when it comes to major trauma injuries. As part of an effort to save more lives by relaying critical information faster, Rave Mobile Safety and public safety officials from King County, Washington, in cooperation with automotive providers of telematics data such as OnStar, demonstrated how APIs are being used to stream information in real time to the call centers manned by emergency services personnel.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Transcription and Identity. Included in this roundup is an API that helps application users to read lips and an API that returns the world's IoT data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
To provide more options in searching for relevant contacts, Microsoft has decided to transition WorkingWith API users to its new People API. The People API not only provides more robust metadata than the WorkingWith API, the People API includes greater browse/search functionality and ranking system.