Put down your remote control and pick up an iPad. One of the largest US cable companies is experimenting with new methods of controlling and programming a TV--and it may provide the same functionality to developers via an API. The reason? As many providers are finding out, building for mobile often means building a private API, anyway.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Customer Service, TV, and Insurance. Highlights include an AirGMS API for integrating with the Airbnb-like platform, and Perfect Tense API which helps apps proofread text. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.