Give me examples of web services that make something happen in the physical world
February 4, 2011 3:35 AM Subscribe
Give me examples of web services that make something happen in the physical world (e.g. send a letter, make a phone call)
posted by primer_dimer to Computers & Internet (28 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I'm fascinated by the idea of interfaces between computer programs and the physical world. I'm particularly interested in the kind of things that you can make happen in the physical world by writing a computer program. For instance, using Twilio
I can write a program that phones somebody up and plays a recording. Using PostalMethods
I can write a program that sends a physical snail mail letter to someone.
What other examples are there of interfaces (probably web services) that let a piece of software have an effect on the physical world?