We’ve been to a lot of AT&T hackathons and have been very impressed with these events. Now, AT&T is putting on a new event here in the San Francisco Bay Area called DevLab, a one-day hands-on programming workshop to immerse participants in the latest services and tools for mobile app development. It will be held on September 25th at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. (You can use the code MUSEUM to waive the registration charge.) Read more »
Archive for the tag 'APIs'
Mashable just published an article on “How Web APIs Unlock Value in the Cloud” by Exadel’s VP of Product Management, David Schoenbach. In this article, David covers a lot of examples of the spread of web APIs and the implications of this spread (including answering the all-important question “What’s my mobile strategy?”). Here’s the lead paragraph from the article:
The cloud is where it’s at. It’s where business data resides. It’s where social user-generated content sits, where forward-thinking creators place their tools. Unfortunately, the cloud is also the place all that good stuff stays, unused and unloved. That is, unless you offer smart ways to access it. That is where a web API comes in.
How APIs Are Exposing Value and Changing the Nature of the Internet
In 2012, the client-server paradigm, which has dominated application architecture — and the modern Web architecture which is its most modern incarnation — over the past twenty years, is giving ground to a more broadly distributed client-cloud approach. As this shift happens, it promises to unlock value in previously under-utilized enterprise data and media content. The catalyst for this change is to be found in the explosion of application programming interfaces, or APIs, which expose resources within and beyond the corporate firewall and redefine the online economy. Read more »
At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Exadel announced a partnership with Aepona, the market leader in Network-as-a-Service solutions, to make it easier for mobile developers to take advantage of Aepona’s service APIs for its telecom partners by integrating the APIs with Tiggzi Mobile App Builder. As a first step, Tiggzi now integrates the Aepona billing and authentication APIs for incorporating in-app carrier billing capabilities that eliminate the need for a credit card or PayPal account.
Come join us as Exadel and Aepona present a hands-on interactive webinar about this. See for yourself how to use the Aepona APIs as we build an app in minutes. Read more »
Tiggzi Mobile App Builder stands out in how easy it is to incorporate REST services with public APIs into mobile apps. Tiggzi now makes it even easier by prepackaging the steps you would go through to connect an app to a service as plug-ins. Along with this new plug-in feature for easy code re-use, get a peek at our new Service Catalog we’ll be growing with pre-packaged versions of popular and useful APIs. Also, see the re-designed Visual Data Mapper. Read more »
Today, Exadel and the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC), a not-for-profit organization serving the global telecommunications industry, announced a partnership that will help developers and network operators generate new revenues from mobile applications. The first step in this partnership is to enable users of Tiggzi Mobile App Builder, our cloud-based cross-platform development environment, to easily utilize WAC’s in-app billing API to offer in-app billing capabilities without the need for a credit card or PayPal account.
Exadel recently released a new white paper: The Client-Cloud Paradigm and the API Economy. In this paper, we talk about the shift from the client-server model with its more fixed connections to a client-cloud model in which the distributed nature of computing makes a quantum leap. We also discuss the relationship of this major shift to the explosion in API-defined services and the rise of the “citizen developer.”
So far this year, we’ve done three webinars on Tiggzi on the following topics:
- Learn How to Build Mobile Apps in the Cloud with HTML5, jQuery Mobile, REST, and PhoneGap (January 19)
- Build Your Mobile App in Minutes with Tiggzi for Musicians (January 31)
- Building HTML5 Mobile Apps with Tiggzi Using Parse Back-end Services (February 23)
All three are available on YouTube as recordings: Read more »