Join Joseph Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Taking a drive with General Motors APIs, part of Up and Running with Cloud Service APIs.
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…As the web of digital interconnectedness…continually expands, it's only natural that it…extends to where so many people spend a good part of their lives.…In their cars.…GM has increasingly included advanced electronics in their new models.…And it's opening their accessibility to outside developers through a pair of APIs.…GM's Developer Portal can be found at developer.gm.com.…Now before we begin to take a look at the APIs themselves, let's get set up.…
Let's click Register to start.…The registration process is very…straightforward and open to all developers.…All you need to do is enter some basic contact information and a username.…Frankly, the hardest part of this sign up is entering…the itty bitty CAPTCHA values in the Security field correctly.…So I've already signed up, so let me head back up…to the top of the page, and I'll click Sign In.…I'll enter in my username and my password.…After I've logged in, I'm taken to a page for managing my GM apps.…Now, I don't currently have any underway, so let's start one.…
First, there are the popular Google cloud services and device-specific APIs for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Then there are APIs to connect to followers on platforms like Facebook and Twitter and even pull images from Flickr. For some really interesting data, Joe shows how to access corporate APIs from companies like Citrix and General Motors. (Imagine getting vehicle data straight from GM.) Last, he shows how to leverage public sector APIs and mine data from the national census, weather bureaus, and even federal job boards. Learn how to make your web projects stand out with cloud services.
- Working with Google Cloud APIs
- Connecting to mobile devices via APIs
- Interfacing with Facebook and managing a Twitter feed
- Utilizing the Google infrastructure in your own apps
- Working with the General Motors API
- Understanding public sector APIs