Meet BEV: The Twitter Activated Vending Machine

Now this is innovative — a South African beverage company has built an iced tea slinging robot that connects to Twitter’s streaming API to recognize tweets containing the hashtag #BOSTweet4T. It dispenses samples when it detects based on geolocation ...

Hackers Gonna Hack: Virtual Fitting Room With Xbox Kinect

Every year, Elastic Path-ers take part in a 24-hour, pizza-and-Red-Bull fuelled fiesta of coding we call the Hack and Mash-a-thon. This year, teams had a chance to hack on DCAPI (dih-cap-ee), Elastic Path’s Digital Commerce API. From QR code shopping, ...

APIs: The Difference Between Good and Great

Internal commerce APIs promise the utopia of multichannel single view of the customer, on all devices that exist and are yet to come, with lightning speed, agility and ROI. But the reality is there are real risks when there is not a fully structured approach ...

Monetizing Commerce APIs [Video]

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Matt McLarty of Layer 7 Technologies‘ Tech Talk Tuesday to discuss the monetization of APIs, and particularly talk about Cortex (commerce API), the first “intelligent API” for ecommerce. ...

7 Wicked Ecommerce Applications of Shopping APIs

Ever wonder how Facebook Timeline and Twitter apps like Hootsuite and Klout are made possible? These social networks have made their APIs public (application programming interfaces), enabling developers to access their content and data in order to build ...
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