Cloudant Simplifies Moving Mobile Data into the Cloud

Michael Vizard, February 19th, 2014

One of the cumbersome chores associated with using a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) platform is moving data in and out, especially for mobile computing applications that need to do this frequently.

Enterprise MBaaS Set to Explode in 2014

Mark Boyd, December 20th, 2013

While industry analysts expected this year to be the year Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) took off, end-of-year assessments are suggesting that there is still room for further growth in 2014. Forecasters predict a 104% annual growth in the market to reach $7.7 billion in 2017, while this week’s acquisition of MBaaS vendor StackMob by PayPal has piqued more than a few businesses’ curiosity. Meanwhile, analysts from Forrester and major players like Rich Mendis from AnyPresence believe the MBaaS revolution is still yet to happen for the enterprise.

Today in APIs: Amazon Kinesis in Public Beta, and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, December 18th, 2013

Amazon EC2Amazon Kinesis arrives in public beta, a developer tool for real-time apps. Explara’s API and event marketplace for India launches. Plus: Paypal acquires Stackmob, why the orchestration layer is the future of APIs, and 11 new APIs.

DeveloperWeek Launches Crowdsourced Awards Program

Mark Boyd, December 13th, 2013

In preparation for next February’s DeveloperWeek, organizers have launched an awards program to identify best-in-category developer tools, including best API Infrastructure and Best API Service. Award nominations are still open for API providers and toolmakers who want to see their product included in the vote, and all ProgrammableWeb readers are encouraged to share their opinions in the crowdsourced voting system. ProgrammableWeb spoke with DeveloperWeek organizer Geoff Domoracki about the launch of the awards program.

StackMob Plays Matchmaker with New Services Partner Program

Mark Boyd, November 12th, 2013

StackMobDeveloper skills continue to be in short supply. This is increasing the demand amongst enterprise API providers to source developer teams that can build proprietary mobile apps for them. Businesses that have a commercial app idea – but not the technical skills – are also constantly looking for start date ready development companies to build their products for them. Mobile-Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) platform StackMob is hoping their Service Partner Program will be the matchmaker between business clients and development agencies. Vice President of Business Development at StackMob, Kumi Walker, spoke to ProgrammableWeb about the referral marketplace.

API Strategy Conference Day 3 – Afternoon Session Live Stream

Wendell Santos, October 25th, 2013

After three jam packed days, the API Strategy and Practice Conference winds down with the final series of keynote speeches. Featured speakers include Laura Merling, John Mathon, Richard Mendis and Sid Maestre. The session will be streamed live from 3:45pm-4:55pm PST. View the video below along with the schedule of speakers.

Today in APIs: Social Money Launches Private Beta API, AccountingSuite Announces Real-Time Cloud Accounting API, and 10 New APIs

Eric Carter, October 4th, 2013

Social Money launches CorePro, a core processing system that integrates savings accounts into third party platforms. AccountingSuite announces its first realtime API at API World Conference. Plus: StackMob unveils a service partner program and 10 new APIs.

Create APIs With These Simple Services

Adam DuVander, October 2nd, 2013

Developers have consumed APIs as a matter of practice for some time now. It’s second nature. But the flip side–creating an API–is not performed with the same regularity. To some extent, this is changing as more developers become both consumers and providers of APIs. Below you’ll find some tools and services that make the process of creating an API much simpler.

Today in APIs: StackMob Launches iOS SDK v2.1.1 and Epic Releases API for EHR Platform

Eric Carter, September 20th, 2013

StackMobStackMob has launched version 2.1.1 of its iOS SDK. Epic Systems revealed an API for its Epic EHR as a platform. Plus: what APIs are and why they are important, and Plaid raises $2.8 million for API that opens banks up to developers.

Today In APIs: Cleanweb Hackathon and StackMob Moves to Rackspace Open Cloud

Romin Irani, April 10th, 2013

Cleanweb Hackathon coming to Portland on May 18th. StackMob brings its MBaaS platform to Rackspace Hosting. Plus: Twilio adds new permission-based Multi-user project management system to its platform.

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