The Sphero Ruby SDK by Ron Evans allows developers to implement robotics features into applications, including to roll around, change colors, and run programs. As a requirement, users need a Sphero ball, a computer, and a bluetooth device. Installation can be complete via gem.
Fancy Hands, virtual assistant service, has launched an API: The Fancy Hands API. The API allows ordinary folks to build apps, add features to existing apps, and build businesses with the power of Fancy Hands' network of assistants. Fancy Hands envisions utilization of the API expanding well beyond the developer community.