Sometimes, there's more API economy news than there's time to cover it. But you deserve to know, right? So, here's another installation of ProgrammableWeb's "Briefly, In other API Economy News" so you see some of that other stuff that comes our way, but that might not otherwise get covered.
Most mashups try to solve a complex problem in an innovative way, and therefore save us all time. However, sometimes a mashup solves a very simple problem in an interesting way. Either way, I love to see innovative new uses of APIs like this one from Brian Beermann, which controls his garage door using the Twilio SMS API, some hardware and a lot of creativity.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Nexmo Application and Voice APIs to create a text-to-speech outbound phone call securely and then how to receive inbound calls by implementing a Webhook. This tutorial assumes you are working with a Unix or Linux-based operating system.