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Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Real Estate, Electronic Signature, and CRM. Featured today are APIs from Sensorlab for retrieving sensor data such as motion and ambient light changes. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
If things are moving so fast, why haven't we caught up yet? Why can't my stove automatically set a timer for 10 minutes every time I turn a burner on--and why can't I receive that alarm on my iPhone while I'm upstairs, in time to rush back down and save dinner? I'm thrilled that the Nest thermostat is out there. But it is simultaneously cool while reminding us that this transition to the Internet of things (IoT) where everything is connected up is going to be a long slog. Okay, faster than chipping our way out of the Stone Age. Still.
The next generation of smart city applications and user interfaces are beginning to emerge based on the European-initiated FIWARE open API platform. The platform provides an open source toolkit of APIs and backend infrastructure components that enable app developers to create new city solutions.