Monday, May 27, 2013

Ninja Blocks - Build apps that talk to your hardwares

Ninja Blocks started off as a kickstarter project.

It's now shipping, and looks cool!

If you are a geek who wants to build something for home automation, this would be really helpful.

In their own words:

The free Ninja Blocks platform makes it trivial to build web & mobile apps that talk to hardware. Get up and running in minutes, and begin talking to hardware & connected devices with the web languages you already know. Focus 100% on your app, and never have to worry about embedded programming, electronics, & networking protocols again.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Kii - another BaaS - with a App Challenge with $49,800 worth of prizes

Kii is another Backend-as-a-Service for mobile developers, like Parse.

I find no pricing for the service from the Japanese company, yet.

Their coming Apps Challenge could be attractive for developers, with 4 prizes, worth total $49,800!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Farking JavaScript for your website

The Onion created this awesome fartscroll.js.

It's best to take a look at a demo from HuffingtonPost, making celebrities fart.

You will be glad to read the farking source code on github.

It's a killer API.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Wistia - Add Video to your Website

We all know the best way to explain a product is to use a video.

You won't go wrong shooting a video and putting it up on your homepage.

Traditionally, you would embed a YouTube video. However, Youtube is not the best option. It has advertisement, and it don't embed nicely (no customization). The only good thing is that it is free.

Meet Wistia.

It boasted features such as support for both HTML5 and flash, customization, call to actions with email marketing, and video heatmaps!

It is a paid product, but has a free plan with 5 GB bandwidth per month.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

PushBots - Another Push Notification Service

I have covered similar services such as Parse (my favorite), and Urban Airship.

There is now yet another Push Notification Service, from PushBots.

They are still in beta.