Thanks to all who participated in the Mobile Apps 101 Webinar last week about "designing apps that people want to use." The video and slides are below.
Check them out for an introduction to some key patterns for mobile app development—repeatable patterns that represent functionality for the front and back-end of mobile apps. Thanks @edanuff, @gbrail, @timanglade.
Today we formally announced our collaboration with X.commerce in providing the API infrastructure for X.commerce, an eBay Inc. company. X.commerce is designed to help merchants reach consumers at the edge of their businesses—where they shop today—online and on millions of mobile devices. X.commerce is a great example of a platform going boldly open.
Customers ask us all the time "How do we hire great people to run our API program?" We tell them the same thing we think about when hiring at Apigee. It's about passion and it's about finding people who can work with context, not control. We lead with passion, not with skills or profiles.
One of the most important questions that enterprises ask us has changed from "Why APIs?" to "I know I need an API; where do I start?" Start where you have the most amount of pain - where the business drivers are. If your pain point is in meeting demand for mobile and social apps, then start there - with an internal API strategy.
Startup Weekend Detroit 4 was hosted the weekend of February 17, 2012, at the M@dison Building, home of Detroit Venture Partners. We've included a 3 minute video - you can feel the positive energy that APIs & the app economy unleash. More than 100 entrepreneurs from around North America attended and created real products and startups during a single weekend.
Wayne Gretzky has this great quote -
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
A few days ago I had a great conversation with a big retailer (and with many other customers since then) about engaging customers on the edge of the enterprise and think it's worth sharing.
Today our systems of record in enterprises are ERP and billing systems. That will continue to be the case but the problem is that all these...
Maybe it was because I was reading it on my new iPad, but really enjoyed this post by John Doerr and partners on TechCrunch last week.
Was struck by the phraseology 'beyond the browser' and that we're quickly moving " beyond web sites limited by browsers… to interactive, connected applications with incredible simplicity, speed, and fluidity.... that will transform everything."
Couldn't agree more, especially when we consider the next 5-10 billion devices sold (via Mary Meeker's amazing Web 2.0 deck below, slide 32) will not be PCs with browsers but connected devices - from the iPad to your...