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.
An interview with Mike Amundsen discussing his talk from APIStrat Amsterdam about how to deal with scalability issues related to the Internet of Things. Amundsen believes that the only way to achieve this is by looking at a different approach to programming altogether; a rules based approach.
The Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released an API for access to National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data: NCVS API. NCVS data includes the frequency, characteristics and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States compiled on an annual basis. The API constitutes one of many steps the federal government plans to make in an attempt to open access to data.
Following the recent IoT Developers Conference in Santa Clara, Connect2Me has launched the “first Internet of Things (IoT) Marketplace and API Directory”. As the IoT device and API market continues to expand rapidly, vendors will face difficulties in getting their APIs and devices discovered, and will face growing competition to build loyal and evangelistic developer communities.