We're very pleased and excited to announce the immediate public beta availability of UGC, the Usergrid Command Line. UGC lets you easily connect to Apigee App Services accounts, query data and administer your system. https://github.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.
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
LovePowerup, powered by Apigee's App Services, is an iOS app with which users participate in and track the power of love around the world. You can send love to people who need it and receive love when you need it. And every time someone sends or receives love, not only do they feel better, it increases the power of love in the world, bringing us all closer to world peace.
The shift to mobile makes it necessary for enterprises to change the way they engage their customers – we see this all the time with new consumer services such as Uber and Exec disrupting older models. So the imperative and opportunity is to enable enterprises to reach their customers through new types of mobile apps. Trigger.io allows enterprises to reuse their existing web skills and investments to create native mobile apps while Apigee provides a “backend-as-service” solution. This blog post describes how we recently created a native iOS app with a remote data store without ever provisioning a server or writing a line of Objective-C!
Twitter seems like a very simple app on the surface. 140 characters, users following users - building an app like that should be easy, right? It is - until you start to look under the hood. A quick examination reveals that there are a number of fairly complex features that need to be implemented on the back end: user management, activity streams, support for connections (users following users), and all of this packaged up in a nice, easy-to-use API.
A couple of days ago at TechCrunch Disrupt, Mark Zuckerburg admitted that the "biggest strategic mistake was betting on HTML5 too much". Facebook is taking a multi-platform approach to mobile apps, supporting both HTML5 as well as native app platforms (Android, iOS, etc). Why the shift? Native mobile apps are simply more engaging. After releasing their latest iOS app, consumption of stories increased two fold. That's not to say that mobile web is going away any time soon for Facebook - mobile web traffic accounted for more traffic than all their native apps combined.
This "multi-platform" approach underscores...
Mary Simpson has a Master's Degree in Software Engineering from the University of Florida. She has been developing Web and PC applications in a variety of languages since 2000, and has operated Bark! Multimedia, a website and software development studio, since 2003. We thank Mary for giving Apigee App Services (formerly Usergrid) a try and for sharing her experiences in this guest blog post.
Operating Bark! Multimedia, a website and software development studio, I...