Built by Wade Wegner of Microsoft Azure, this SDK is made to help .NET developers construct applications in C# that can interact with the Uber API. This makes it easier to build Uber-equipped applications on platforms like .NET 4.5, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8/8.1, and iOS/Android using Xamarin and Mono.NET. The project, repository, and code examples are well documented and are accessible on GitHub. Calls to the Uber API can be made to request information on available car types, driver location expressed in geo-coordinates, time estimates, estimated prices (including currency conversion when applicable), as well as user account history and activity.
How many times have you been stuck in traffic behind a car circling the block looking for parking? Have you ever been that car circling the block? Imagine how much time (and gas) could be saved if there was an easier way to find the perfect place to park. Santa Monica-based ParkingInMotion, a developer of parking information apps for mobile devices, is working on making the process simpler. ParkingInMotion's mission is to improve the way drivers find, compare, and pay for parking. The ParkingInMotion APIs provide access to the basic data in the ParkingInMotion database, as well as the optional higher level Rate Calculator and ‘ParkMe’ recommender.
While working with Big Data affords a lot of potential business value the complexity of building applications that manipulate all that information can be nothing short of daunting. Not only do most of the currently popular approaches require developers to master arcane interfaces such as MapReduce, the performance of the application tends to suffer under the weight of all the data that needs to be processed.