W3C Web Alarms API

This specification defines a System Level API to provide  access to the device alarm settings, which can schedule a  notification or for an application to be started at a specific  time. For example, some applications like alarm-clock, calendar  or auto-update might need to utilize Alarm API to trigger  particular device behaviors at specified time points.

Find out more on http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/WD-web-alarms-20130205/

Pytesla: Python bindings to the Tesla Model S REST API


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Python bindings to the Model S REST API

pytesla is a python binding to the Tesla Model S REST API <http://docs.timdorr.apiary.io/&gt; so that you can monitor your car or programmatically interact with it. It makes it easy to schedule charging times, trigger heating/cooling according to weather or just gather stats.

Use it like this:

>>> import pytesla
>>> mycar = pytesla.Connection('myemail', 'mypassword').vehicle('myvin')
>>> mycar.honk_horn()

More info at http://pypi.python.org/pypi/pytesla/

What car API do you have? 🙂

Microsoft on{X} – automate your life

on{X} lets you control and extend the capabilities of your Android phone using a JavaScript API to remotely program it.

Find out more: https://www.onx.ms
and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.onx.app


ASP.NET Web API is a framework that makes it easy to build HTTP services that reach a broad range of clients, including browsers and mobile devices. ASP.NET Web API is an ideal platform for building RESTful applications on the .NET Framework.

Can’t wait for the full version of MVC 4! 🙂

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The Hype Machine app for WP7

Brian Tang created an unofficial Windows Phone 7 app for The Hype Machine (hypem.com):

Some screenshots:

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Download it directly via Zune:

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Bing Search Library for PHP


The Bing Search Library for PHP allows you to easily use Bing’s API to fetch search results and use in your own PHP application.
The library for PHP is designed to give PHP developers an object-oriented interface to access the Bing API.
It supports fluent interfaces in PHP so that options can be easily chained together for readability.
The heart of the library is the MsftBingSearch class. It supports all of the options available for searching web and images that are defined in the API.


The Bing API is easy to work with, powerful, and since Google doesn’t give you access to this information from an API, unique.

Find out more at CodePlex.

Here you can find the documentation.

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