Uber is a service that connects users to drivers through a mobile application. What developers can do with the Uber API is to access data related to available car types, estimated prices, and geo-location services. In this case, the Uber iOS SDK created by tomj uses the Mantle framework for JSON, along with AFNetworking. The project aims to be useful to build applications with iPhone iOS 6. For more information, contact author Tom Jowett @tjrebase
Wearable computing, specifically watches, is all set to see a significant battle between vendors, who want developers to build applications for their ecosystem. Samsung with its Gear range of devices was expected to run away last year with developers flocking to the platform. While it did not exactly take off, Samsung has spent that time prepping up the Gear 2 range and is currently offering huge developer prize money in its Gear 2 Challenge.
Alcatel-Lucent, a leading global communications solutions provider and the parent company of ProgrammableWeb, has introduced a suite of nine "New Conversation APIs" that provide developers with easy access to IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) capabilities such as high definition voice and video, audio/video conferencing, interactive voice, messaging and call control. In addition, Alcatel-Lucent has launched a Developer Portal that allows access to the New Conversation APIs and a sandbox for developers to build and test their applications.