Google Partners with Cisco to Integrate Services

Michael Vizard, March 19th, 2014

At the Enterprise Connect 2014 conference today Cisco announced it will be working more closely with Google to integrate conferencing services with various Google APIs. Rowan Trollope, Cisco senior vice president for collaboration, and Rajen Sheth, a product manager for Google Enterprise, took the stage to show a prototype of the Cisco Webex conferencing service running on a Chromebook. In the future, Cisco and Google will make it possible to launch WebEx directly from Google Calendar and start an instant meeting from the Google Contact Card and the Google People widget. Users will also be able to connect with others by clicking on phone numbers or extensions displayed in Gmail or Google Apps.


HP Moves Application Testing Tools into the Cloud

Michael Vizard, March 18th, 2014

Hewlett-Packard is looking to make its application testing tools more accessible than ever via implementations that are hosted in the cloud. Developers can access these tools via RESTful APIs. Kelly Emo, director of product marketing for HP Software, says that by making HP LoadRunner 12 and HP Performance Center 12 available as a cloud service, HP is making a concerted effort to introduce a broader spectrum of organizations to its application testing tools.


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.


AirPair{}Me Provides On-Demand Access to Elite Software Engineers

Patricio Robles, March 18th, 2014

You have a major development project launching next month and your team needs help. Perhaps it’s a vexing problem related to the Ruby on Rails ActiveRecord API. Or an optimization issue with the AngularJS $animate service. What do you do?


Today in APIs: Amazon Cloud Dominance Forces Microsoft, Oracle to Cooperate, and 8 New APIs

Greg Bates, March 17th, 2014

Oracle CRM On DemandOracle teams with Microsoft in cloud battle against Amazon. Twilio voice operations carry further. Plus: Mulesoft raises another $50 million for cloud API dominance, how APIs connect the world, and 8 new APIs.


Embarcadero Appmethod Framework Strikes a Mobile Computing Balance

Michael Vizard, March 17th, 2014

One of the unfortunate choices that developers have been required to make over the years is deciding whether to take advantage of the native capabilities of a mobile computing platform or rely on a Web-based approach that makes it simpler to leverage one code base across multiple platforms. Looking to put that issue to bed once and for all, Embarcadero Technologies today announced AppMethod. AppMethod is an application development platform that makes use of objects to allow developers to invoke the native capabilities of any mobile computing platform within the context of a single code base.


Box’s OneCloud Surpasses 1,000 App Integrations

Eric Carter, March 17th, 2014

BoxProgrammableWeb last checked in on Box’s OneCloud platform last summer. Since then, Box has enjoyed nothing but success, and Box has announced that OneCloud has now surpassed the 1,000 mark for apps that integrate with the OneCloud ecosystem. With the announcement, Box reiterated the simple, straightforward goal it proclaimed with the OneCloud launch in 2012: “In March of 2012, we launched OneCloud with a simple, yet ambitious purpose: to redefine the way enterprises worked on mobile.”


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.


Today in APIs: Teleporter’s Addictive Google Maps API Integration, and 7 New APIs

Greg Bates, March 14th, 2014

Google MapsTeleporter’s Google Maps API integration will take you away. Preview available for Microsoft Office 365 API tools. Plus: PagerDuty API lets you hack your on-call status, Microsoft to compete with Amazon cloud to cloud, and 7 new APIs.


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.


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