Devices APIs

Device APIs enable seamless interaction between internet-connected devices and software applications, empowering functionalities like home and industrial automation. They bridge hardware and software, facilitating remote control and enhancing user experiences.

Devices APIs

About Devices APIs

The internet of things (IoT) has opened up a whole new world of technology for users and developers alike. Companies like Google, Apple, and Amazon have created web-enabled devices that can listen to voice commands, automate home appliances such as turning on lights or cooking dinner when the user is not home, and more. APIs developed for IoT-powered devices are also behind industrial and mechanical machine automation and self-driven cars.

What is a Devices API?

Device APIs allow developers to create applications that interact between a program or site on the internet and a device’s hardware.

How does a Devices API work?

A device API works by bridging the gap between the device itself and a command data center that houses the information the machine needs to provide the requested function. For instance, the Google Nest can create a connected home through cameras, thermostats, smoke detectors, etc. Developers can build applications based on Nest’s open API that allows them to tap into and manipulate that interconnectivity.

Who can benefit from Devices APIs?

For the general public, anyone that accesses the IoT in any way, from using voice search on their television to activation their pressure cooker with an app, benefits from device APIs.

Developers that wish to tap into the power of interconnected devices can build popular applications for them, and many of the most popular companies offer open APIs for their devices.

Likewise, companies can utilize the statistical data based on API and device usage to create updates to software and firmware and create more innovative products.

Why are Devices APIs necessary?

Without APIs, devices that require access to the internet and databases housed in the cloud or on company servers would not work. Devices APIs are the necessary digital highway that transfers the required data back and forth.

What can you expect from a Devices API?

A device API should be able to flawlessly connect the device to the online server that it needs to perform the intended function. Furthermore, the API should be encoded with the latest encryption to protect user account data and stave off would-be hackers that wish to access and negatively manipulate home and corporate devices.

Are there examples of free Devices APIs?

  1. IMEI Info
  2. Kelpom IMEI Checker
  3. Mashape
  4. Transistor Handbook
  5. Quickset Cloud
  6. WURFL
  7. Ubidots
  8. Hipmob
  9. Mobile Devices
  10. IoTVAS
  11. ThingScale IoT Message Broker

Devices API SDKs

All Devices APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:

  1. Node.js
  2. PHP
  3. Python
  4. Ruby
  5. Objective-C
  6. Java (Android)
  7. C# (.NET)
  8. cURL

Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.

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