ClickSoftware Gives Contextual Localization New Meaning

Mark Boyd, March 18th, 2014

ClickSoftware is offering a library of more than 500 APIs that can be used as part of its ClickButler service, enabling businesses to create automated productivity workflows for remote staff and field service workers. Gil Bouhnick, vice president of mobility at ClickSoftware, spoke with ProgrammableWeb about the future of business use of localization and contextual data.


Twilio Improves Audio Quality of VoIP Communications Service

Michael Vizard, March 17th, 2014

Voice-over-IP (VoIP) makes it possible to embed telephony services within an application. But the quality of many of those VoIP calls can be highly inconsistent. To address that issue, Twilio today announced a public beta of its Global Low Latency (GLL) capability.


Espresso Logic Turns Stored Procedures into RESTful APIs

Michael Vizard, March 13th, 2014

Relational databases have been around for multiple decades, and there’s a lot of logic tied up in stored procedures that most organizations would rather not have to throw away or rewrite in some other form somewhere else.


Gengo API Lets Developers Enter New Markets and Monetize

Mark Boyd, March 10th, 2014

As a translation service powered by human translators and accessed via an API, Gengo has a fairly unique business model—an API-as-product that uses the API to engage a human workforce to carry out sophisticated business processes.


SAP Promises to Publish APIs for HANA Apps in the Cloud

Michael Vizard, March 6th, 2014

As part of a concerted effort to make the SAP HANA in-memory computing platform more appealing to developers, SAP this week announced a more modular approach to exposing SAP HANA services in the cloud. SAP is also moving to open an application store for SAP HANA applications offered by both SAP and third-party developers.


GoodData Unfurls Open Analytics Platform in the Cloud

Michael Vizard, March 5th, 2014

The line between what constitutes a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application and a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environment has always been relatively thin. SaaS applications that expose an API to third-party developers can quickly transform into a development platform.


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.


built.io Is Building an Enterprise MBaas Platform for IoT

Mark Boyd, March 3rd, 2014

With a leadership team that has worked with enterprise customers in the past, raw engineering’s new built.io believes that it is well-positioned to take on the burgeoning enterprise MBaaS market. COO Matthew Baier and CTO and Founder Nishant Patel told ProgrammableWeb why interest in the built.io API was so high amongst attendees at the recent DeveloperWeek conference.


Google PaaS Updates App Engine Modules

Romin Irani, March 3rd, 2014

Google Cloud Platform continues to roll out consistent updates to its App Engine platform-as-a-service (PaaS). Its  latest release, version 1.9.0, makes available App Engine Modules, which aims to help developers break their applications into logical components to bring significant efficiency to both cost and performance. The update also includes a MapReduce library for Java and several PHP Runtime improvements.


Twilio Opens Communications Channel on IBM BlueMix Integration Platform

Michael Vizard, February 28th, 2014

The IBM BlueMix cloud integration platform, announced earlier this week, is essentially an assembly point for connecting various enterprise applications. One of the first applications to lend credibility to this nascent IBM effort is Twilio, a provider of a communications services delivered via the cloud.


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