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Business applications created on the Cloudfier platform inherently contain an API that grants full access to app functionality through the Cloudfier API. Cloudfier allows users to define a business centric solution with Cloudfier’s business programming language. After the solution is defined, the platform automatically creates a web application. Cloudfier was built on Elipse Orion and aims to move towards a new type of development.
Wearable computing, specifically watches, is all set to see a significant battle between vendors, who want developers to build applications for their ecosystem. Samsung with its Gear range of devices was expected to run away last year with developers flocking to the platform. While it did not exactly take off, Samsung has spent that time prepping up the Gear 2 range and is currently offering huge developer prize money in its Gear 2 Challenge.
Zillow has released an application for iPhone users that builds on their Zillow API, the Microsoft Virtual Earth API and the iPhone's GPS capabilities. The Zillow iPhone app detects your location and shows data about nearby homes, including market values, photos, and which ones are for sale. It's a great example of a mobile mashup application that uses multiple APIs in meaningful location-aware context.