Doing mobile app development? Need to optimize? One way to conserve battery is by piggybacking networking transmissions. To preserve battery life, the cellular radio in mobile devices gets put into a lower powered state after some inactivity, and then gets turned off after an additional period of inactivity. Once the radio is off, it takes some time for the radio to be turned on and for the radio to negotiate a new connection with a nearby cell tower.
The current implementation of the Apigee SDK follows a simplistic timed interval (60 sec. by default) for upload of secondary traffic. This guarantees that the radio will be in the high state (turned on if it was off) at least once per minute. We will be revving our SDK to build in a bounded, piggybacked strategy for secondary traffic.
“Mobile app development and cloud computing have evolve separately, yet their futures are inextricably intertwined." Join Apigee's Tim Anglade at tomorrow evening's SVForum Cloud and Virtualization SIG meetup in Santa Clara for a discussion of Backend-as-a-Service: The Future of Mobile Cloud Computing. Meetup details here: http://www.meetup.com/
Apigee will be holding its first public training day for Apigee App Services in Santa Monica, CA on February 9th. Join Tim Anglade and local Apigee users for one day of fun & learning about HTML5 & Mobile App Development. Registration is free for a limited time! http://apigee-la-2012.
Thanks to all who attended our recent webcast: API Design: Third Edition. The video and slides are here. Grounded in the premise that the design of an API communicates how it will be used by app developers - the customers of an API - Brian and Kevin explore the design principles and best practices you can employ to maximize developer productivity and ensure that app developers enjoy success using your API in their apps.
Start the new year with the best of the iOS community. On January 21-23, a Renaissance is happening in San Francisco, and with it, a special opportunity for Apigee customers and friends to save 30%.
What can we expect in the API world in 2013? Let's explore some of the top themes and trends that we see developing during the next 12 months including (1) APIs become brand drivers - Powerful brands like Nike, Coca-Cola, and FedEx have already extended their brand experience to their APIs . . . (2) Enterprises who embraced APIs break away in their industries . . . (3) BI loses ground to Big Data . . .
By 2013, most major companies with a mature web presence have had a couple of iterations of their mobile apps out in the marketplace. As with any new and maturing channel (web, social, etc.), customers begin to look less for new features - and more for features optimized for their daily lives. Many companies that implemented their mobile app in 2012 or earlier simply ported the most compelling experiences from their website to mobile devices. The next logical phase of a mobile strategy is to build and improve user experience ...