Crittercism Provides Insight into Why Your App Crashes

Eric Zeman, March 28th, 2014

Of the many things that developers need to worry about when attempting to create a successful app, two points rise to the top. First, the app can’t crash, and second, it has to respond to user input quickly. This is easier said than done, however, thanks to a deck that’s stacked against developers. Crittercism spent a month collecting over 1 billion data points and determined which devices, operating systems, and networks best lead to stable – and profitable – apps.

Nielsen Announces Open API at SXSW

Eric Carter, March 10th, 2014

Nielsen, the media-measurement juggernaut, announced that it is opening up its API for the first time. Nielsen made the announcement alongside many other groundbreaking launches and promotions as SXSW continues to heat up. With coverage in more than 100 countries, Nielsen maintains a treasure trove of data that developers have long been eager to get their hands on. With the API release, developers can begin to build applications directly off data that is generated and maintained by Nielsen.

Twitter Engagement Part 3: Identifying Influencers and Leads for Engagement

Guest Author, November 20th, 2013

TwitterOnce you start collecting tweets and users in a relational database as described in my previous post, you have the power of SQL queries to identify the best targets for engagement.

Twitter Engagement Part 2: Collecting Tweets and Users

Guest Author, November 19th, 2013

TwitterControlling a local database is vital for collecting tweets and users from the Twitter API. Once this is accomplished, you no longer have to worry about rate limits, API reliability or speed of access. I do most of my work with MySQL, but any server-based database can be used—even a flat file in CSV format is a viable solution for minimal storage needs.

Twitter Engagement Part 1: Moving Beyond Bulk Following

Guest Author, November 18th, 2013

TwitterSuccessful Twitter engagement is generally measured with the simple goal of gaining a high follower count, but true engagement doesn’t end with a follow-back—that is just the beginning. What you really need for success on Twitter is an ongoing conversation with like-minded individuals, folks who will provide informed feedback on your tweets, introduce you to their friends on Twitter who share your opinions and help spread your messages. This series of articles on engagement programming will show you how to use Twitter API 1.1 to move from simply following to truly engaging on Twitter.

Machine Learning as a Service: Swift IQ Predicts the Future

Mark Boyd, November 1st, 2013

Swift IQ belives Machine Learning as a Service (MLaaS) will become a key market in the near future as more providers look to integrate predictive APIs with their customer transaction data. After presenting at the recent API Strategy and Practice Conference, Swift IQ CEO Jason Lobel spoke with ProgrammableWeb about how businesses can use an API-driven approach to improve their “adaptive intelligence”, and shares four techniques that can be tested immediately.

Follow the Customer? Follow the Developer: An Interview with Keen IO

Mark Boyd, October 22nd, 2013

keen.ioNow with almost two years in operation, custom analytics cloud platform Keen IO believe they have both a strong analytics product for existing customers, and the potential to quickly move into emerging market domains in the years ahead. Their strategy? To win over developers first, and let the developers evangelize back to end customers. The company provides the Keen IO API to help businesses process information by defining each piece of data as an event that can be catalogued and analyzed.

Kiuwan API Enables Programmatic Access to Software Quality Control

Eric Carter, September 25th, 2013

KiuwanKiuwan, cloud based software measuring and analysis solution, has announced the Kiuwan API. Through the API, users can continuously monitor the quality of software applications. With increased quality and performance, businesses can increase efficiency and productivity while lowering cost.

TaDaweb API Empowers Third Party Apps with “Small Data”

Eric Carter, September 16th, 2013

TaDawebAs “big data” continues to grow in popularity and intrigue, TaDaweb looks to unlock “the power of small data”; and, its TaDaweb API allows developers to tap into that power within third party applications. What does “small data” mean? To TaDaweb, “small data” means a collection of disparate data that exists across the public web that TaDaweb can bring together and provide some clarity.

Response Tap Launches API that Bridges Online and Offline Tracking

Eric Carter, August 23rd, 2013

Response TapResponse Tap, leader in voice-centric marketing technology, recently released the Response Tap API. The Response Tap API enables developers to include Response Tap’s number provisioning, call features, and reporting features within third party apps. Response Tap’s proprietary software allows companies to track a caller’s actions on a website before, during, and after a call. Such tracking technology provides better understanding of marketing activities.

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