With the Particle Objective-C Cloud SDK by Particle, developers can interact with hardware devices and the Cloud API using an internet connection. The kit contains Cocoa Pods installation, variables & functions, and OAuth client configuration. It requires iOS 7.1+ and XCode 6.0+. The previous name of Particle used to be Spark. Along with the main Internet of Things service, the company now offers a data intelligence collaboration with Microsoft Azure.
Earlier this week Microsoft announced that it is making some of the imagery used in its Virtual Earth platform available for purchase (more on Virtual Earth in our VE SDK profile). The imagery, taken with Microsoft's proprietary UltraCam shown below is available for approximately 200 cities (in high resolution and averaging less than two years old).