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Put down your remote control and pick up an iPad. One of the largest US cable companies is experimenting with new methods of controlling and programming a TV--and it may provide the same functionality to developers via an API. The reason? As many providers are finding out, building for mobile often means building a private API, anyway.
SlickText, a leading text messaging marketing company, has announced that the company plans on releasing an API which will make it possible for developers to integrate the SlickText platform into their applications. The number of Messaging APIs has been growing steadily and at the time of this writing, there are 261 Messaging APIs in the ProgrammableWeb Directory.
OpenChargeMap is a neat little service designed to help those with electric cars find places to charge up. With gas prices going the way they are, electrics are becoming a trendy alternative, and with the new Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf offering good choices for the average consumer, more and more people are going electric. If you're one of those, however, there's always a hitch: finding a place to "fill up". Now you're covered and with the OpenChargeMap API you can integrate the service into other things.