The Sphero Android SDK by Sphero helps to control a robot that can roll around, change colors, and run programs. Educators and developers can interact with the interface from an Android device. For more information, visit http://sdk.sphero.com/
Hackathons have been a staple in Silicon Valley tech culture for quite some time, but recently we have seen seeing hackathons evolve outside of the valley -- from Los Angeles to Prague.
The format of the Hackathon is pretty straightforward: You bring together a group of developers in a room, give them a topic to code around, then they break into teams and begin hacking for usually from 24-72 hours. On the final day, theypresent what they’ve built. Winners usually go home with cash, prizes, and of course notoriety.
Facebook introduced Payer Promotions earlier this year, an API that helps developers get players to pay more in games by offering special discounts and offers to specific users on a game's virtual currency. Facebook has now launched a new API that determines whether a user is eligible for the Payer Promotion offered in the game.
Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in several categories including Bitcoin, TV, Games, and Robots. A highlight today is an API/SDK for Sphero spherical robot technology that allows direction and color control. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.