I, along with some like-minded hungry enthusiasts, am always curious for more digital information food with an objective of smart cities in mind. We prefer to share it and exploit it to the maximum extent so that the digital transformation becomes possible in more organized way in day to day life.
The research institutes, public, private and government departments are also feeling the heat of it and we have seen a steep rise in their engagement towards organized information. It’s very exciting to see such transformation of thoughts, ideas and willingness by what we can call a digital society. Smart City Columbus is also playing a lead role in what the world see as the protagonist. Here, is an example:
Smart_Mobility_Map: With unique public-private partnerships and the ability to test in a variety of environments from one location, the Columbus Region is the emerging leader of smart mobility and a model for smart cities.
We have found out few more fantastic APIs for the SMART developers and let’s see how smartly they implement these.
Twilio’s simple Pay-As-You-Go pricing model means customers pay for capacity only when they need it, not before. Voice applications written on Twilio’s cloud solution scale transparently, eliminating programming, operational and contractual headaches frequently associated with rapid growth or traffic spikes. Twilio provides a cloud API for voice and SMS communications that leverages existing web development skills, resources and infrastructure. It minimizes the learning curve required to build advanced, reliable voice communications applications that solve critical business needs. The syntax and programming model are focused on making application development as close to the request/response model of web application development as possible. The API uses a RESTful interface and responses are formatted in XML or CSV.
Quickly and easily, developers can create and manage geofences for applications or devices. In addition, they can query users’ or devices’ location relative to a geofence using the REST API.
The API is deployed in the construction of location-tracking features for different types of needs in transportation, logistics, and courier services. It is suitable for a variety of interventions such as: monitoring metering costs of drivers, generating automated real-time alerts for on-transit driver delays, customers’ live order tracking, dashboard tracking views integration, and drivers’ incidents audits among others. The HyperTrack API requires API key authentication, sends HTTP-formatted requests, and returns JSON-formatted responses.
Mapme maps can include layers, tags, moderation for crowdsourcing, activity feed, privacy settings, search, mobile compatibility and more. The API that comes with detailed documentation and full support conveys both HTTPS and HTTP requests, and returns responses in JSON format.