The Motion Java SDK is a collection of classes that aims to provide real-time access to the outputs of the Motion Service. This intends to include orientation output as well as the raw and calibrated accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer sensor signals. The SDK is open source and available in the C++, C#, Java, and Python programming languages.
Step back almost 20 years. I was then CEO of a tiny publishing house at a group breakfast during what was then called the American Booksellers Association convention. The guest speaker was a guy with a clearly nutty idea: Jeff Bezos was selling books over the Internet. Every publisher in the room had the same question: who in their right mind would ever buy a book that you couldn't hold in your hands before paying for it?
This article is part of a multi-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2017. Cognitive Computing APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.