Griddler is a Ruby on Rails engine for that creates an endpoint for services that convert incoming emails to HTTP POST requests. As a default, Griddler uses the SendGrid email API, but it can also be used with Cloudmailin, Postmark, or Mandrill. See the SDK documentation for instructions on installing and configuring Griddler. The SDK is funded and maintained by Thoughtbot.
IBM has announced that it is acquiring the digital and data assets of The Weather Company in a deal reportedly worth more than $2 billion. The acquisition will hing on IBM's ability to create value by applying Watson to The Weather Company's data to create predictive weather analytics solutions.
WorldMate, the world's largest mobile itinerary management and booking service, launched the WorldMate API this week. The e-mail parsing API extracts travel data (e.g. confirmation e-mails, key travel information, airport codes, etc.) and sends the information back to the developer's platform. Providing such information opens WorldMate's data to a new realm of applications. WorldMate has already seen adoption from developers outside the itinerary management and booking space. Early examples include expense reporting, flight status, and compliance apps. WorldMate CEO, Jean Tripier, commented: "We are overwhelmed with the immediate popularity of the API across a wide spectrum of developers."