Sencha Converts Microsoft Azure into BaaS Platform

Michael Vizard, March 4th, 2014

Mobile developers have come to rely on a number of backend-as-a-service (BaaS) offerings that make developing and deploying mobile applications a whole lot simpler. Now Sencha wants to take that that concept to the next logical conclusion in the form of an extension to its application development tools that turns the Microsoft Azure cloud into a BaaS environment for mobile applications.

Javascript Gains While HTML5 Stalls

Michael Vizard, December 23rd, 2013

Mobile application developers are increasingly moving in the direction of Javascript while at the same time losing their enthusiasm for HTML5. According to a new survey of 6,698 mobile application developers conducted by International Data Corp. on behalf of appcelerator, a provider of tools for building mobile applications, 47.3 percent ranked JavaScript as the most relevant programming language they use today. By comparison, Java came in second at 35 percent while Objective C was third with 32 percent.

113 Application APIs: API O Mat, Contentful and Ratchet

Matthew Scott, December 18th, 2013

AngularJSOur API directory now includes 113 application APIs. The newest is the Wurl API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Angularjs API. We list 1 Angularjs mashup. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of application APIs.

70 Development APIs: Algolia, iKnode and Temboo

Matthew Scott, November 13th, 2013

HerokuOur API directory now includes 70 development APIs. The newest is the Bynd API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Heroku API. We list 18 Heroku mashups .

Sencha Remakes Facebook HTML5 App Using API

Curtis C. Chen, December 20th, 2012

SenchaRemember when Mark Zuckerberg blamed the problematic old Facebook mobile app–dubbed “freakishly slow” by some–on “betting too much on HTML 5?” So does backend-as-a-service (BAAS) provider Sencha, and to rebut Zuckerberg’s assertion that using HTML5 was “one of [Facebook's] biggest mistakes,” Sencha built its own mobile webapp, Fastbook, to demonstrate that HTML5 is ready for prime time.

Today In APIs: Firebase API, The Making of Fastbook and 19 New APIs

Romin Irani, December 18th, 2012

FirebaseReal-time backend service Firebase adds the Security API. Sencha proves that HTML5 applications can be fast by showcasing Fastbook. Plus: Cheezburger launches API to bring “5 minutes of funny” to everyone, Amazon EBS allows snapshot copy between regions and 19 new APIs.

Get Your Head–and Enterprise–in the Cloud Fast with the Cloud CMS API

Greg Bates, December 11th, 2012

Cloud CMSThe RESTful Cloud CMS API gives JSON responses and integrates the Cloud Content Management System to your data to make it accessible through the standard range of devices running Android, iOS, and Java, Ruby and PHP web environments with mobile-friendly HTTP services. Drivers are provided for JavaScript, jQuery, Sencha, iOS, Android, Java, NodeJS, Titanium and PhoneGap. Authorization is the standard OAuth2.

50 Backend APIs: CloudMine, Mydigitalstructure and QuickBlox

Wendell Santos, October 17th, 2012

CloudMineOur API directory now includes 50 backend APIs. The newest is the CloudBees API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the CloudMine API. We list two CloudMine mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of backend APIs.

LaunchBit Aims to Monetize Email with Ad API

Eric Carter, September 18th, 2012

LaunchBitLaunchBit, an email ad network, has announced a text ad API. Whether email publishers are blasting status updates, announcements or other news, the LaunchBit API will allow advertisements within the email to make API calls to data relevant to the ad. Monetizing websites with Ads has long been sound practice; however, monetizing emails is somewhat of an untapped market. With easy integration through an API, LaunchBit intends to take advantage of this underdeveloped market.

99 New APIs: Washington Post, Microsoft, Red Hat, 7-Eleven

Adam DuVander, September 2nd, 2012
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This week we had 99 new APIs added to our API directory including a global donations platform, Magic: The Gathering card price ticker, SMS text messaging service, charity and fundraising platform, time tracking service and bike sharing serviceBelow is more details on each of these new APIs.

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