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.
Twitter recently added more data to each tweet it returns via the API. Now your applications can access the number of retweets, whether you have retweeted a tweet and additional information about the user who wrote the tweet. The new information used to require subsequent calls to the Twitter API, or perhaps looking up a cached value from your own database.
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.