The Motley Fool is a multi-media financial services company dedicated to building the world's greatest investment community. Reaching millions of people each month through its website, books, subscription newsletter and other outlets, The Motley Fool champions shareholder values and advocates tirelessly for the individual investor.
The Motley Fool's Mark Kennedy, Chris Eldredge and Chris Harris gave us insight into how they are using APIs both to unify their internal systems and expose capabilities in their CAPS stock analysis service. Motley Fool has taken advantage of the latest version of the Apigee API platform with self-service to quickly build and launch APIs.
RoundTable was the winner of the recent AT&T Mobile Hackathon. We asked Andrew Strickland about his experience building the RoundTable interactive presentation app powered by app services. RoundTable gives listeners the ability to ask questions during a presentation without waiting or interrupting.
Apigee offers Usergrid, an open-source distribution of Apigee App Services, our mobile “Backend-as-a-Service" that’s free for developers to use. This open-source option gives developers the option to host the backend services their mobile app needs on their own hardware, or to use it as the cornerstone of their own developer platform. This is exactly what KTH has done with baas.io. They built baas.io as a mobile backend service for startups who want to develop mobile apps with a reliable, scalable, backend.
Cheezburger is the largest social humor destination on the Internet: it's all your funny in one place. Their visitors create and remix memes, share their favorite funny pictures and use Cheezburger's platform to make their own humor sites. Cheezburger is serious about making the world a happier place and counts a passionate fan base of 24 million people.
We spoke to Rick Simpkinson, technical product manager at Cheezburger, Inc. Rick talked about the evolution of their API program from XML to JSON and their commitment to standards such as OAuth2.
Nimble gives partners and customers access to their data through a simple and powerful API. With the API, they can add extensions and integrations to the core Nimble technology that we haven't done yet. Jason McDowall, Director of Products at Nimble describes their API as "a super-charger for everything that is Nimble."
Getty Images is one of the world’s leading global digital content marketplaces for licensing still imagery, video and music content. Getty Images is a critical intermediary between content providers and content consumers.
Sarah Phillips, director of program management at Getty Images, and Jack Grimm, director of application development, discussed Getty Images Connect and how since they introduced their API, they're seeing new revenue in markets they couldn't have touched before and better customer retention in markets where they were already the predominant player.
Surendra Pamidi, enterprise architect for Cars.com Mobile, describes how Cars.com is relying on APIs to support multi-channel access, empower the developer community to deliver rich and engaging automotive-related experiences to their users, and provide new opportunities for business-to-business partnering and integration.