While we’ve got big plans for the CubeSensors app and future integrations, we also want to make it easy for you to take real-time environmental data from your Cubes and use them in your own projects. That’s why we’ve made our API available as soon as we started shipping our Cubes. And we’re happy to see that you’ve already created several libraries for the CubeSensors API and are making them publicly available.
Liam was the first to publish a library for our API, way back when the API was first announced. You can find his CubeSensors for PHP on GitHub. If you’re a PHP developer, also check out the PHP package wrapper that Daniel recently added.
And there are libraries for other languages and tools too. Joe created a Java library (and wrote about the experience on his blog), Andreas a Nagios plugin, Marshall a node.js module, Conrad a Logstash input plugin, and Tor devised a pretty clever hack for getting Cube data from your own LAN.
So, if you’re a developer who wants to start using one of the publicly available libraries and/or develop your own applications, take a look at the CubeSensors API Docs and send us an email if you’d like developer access for your existing CubeSensors account!
In the past few months, our team has almost doubled in size to keep up with our ambitious plans. It’s a good thing we moved to a bigger office during the summer! The beginning of a new year is a good time to introduce the latest additions to our team, so let’s start with our new full-time designer, Maša Černovšek Logar.
Maša joined the team in November. Her first big challenge was the website for our upcoming CubeSensors Sleep update. She also crafted one unique graphic per day throughout December for our 25 Days for Healthier Homes and Offices series. Right now, she’s working on some exciting new things I can’t yet tell you too much about.
And while she’s already proven herself as a skilled digital artist, Maša is a trained architect with a wide range of design experience. When she’s not creating something beautiful, she enjoys dancing into the night, and learning about front-end development as a member of CodeCatz.
After winning the TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield at CES in January, Ales and Marko brought home the Metal Man, a friendly robot that has been with us through thick and thin in the last year. He’s been with us while we worked day and night to make all the Cubes you pre-ordered and shipped them to over 50 countries around the world. He’s watched the team grow, move to a new location, and face daily challenges of a hardware startup.
This December, we started talking about returning the Metal Man to the TeachCrunch team, so it can go into the hands of the next Hardware Battlefield winner. We think this got our Metal Man a bit worried. Check out the video below to see his reaction.
Don’t worry, little guy. We’re sure whoever wins the Battlefield is going to take really good care of you!
To see which hardware startup will have the pleasure of hosting the Metal Man over the next year, be sure to tune into the Hardware Battlefield broadcast on January 6 – 9, 2015.
P.S.: Don’t miss the bonus scene with Bob, the MakerBot. He’s been helping us with prototyping and team morale by 3D printing anything from Cube parts to various lucky charms. Bob also joined the team after we won the TechCrunch Battlefield, thanks to the generosity of MarkerBot.