Thanks to all who participated in last week's Webcast, "Skeuomorphs, Databases & Mobile Performance," in which @sramji discussed applying the lessons learned from previous eras' computing models to build better end-user experiences and architect for performance on today's mobile devices.
The video and slides for the session are below. We'd love to continue the discussion on the api-craft forum.
Time for a quick recap of when and where you'll find us in the coming months. We will be in full force at GlueCon near Denver next week, with two presentations. Ed Anuff, creator of Usergrid, will talk about the perils of designing a massively multiuser app platform (Breakout 2, 1:45pm on Tuesday May 22). Sam Ramji, our VP of Strategy will talk about the balancing act of control & performance in the face of mobile devices and API-powered ecosystems (Breakout 3, 4:50pm on Tuesday May 22).
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.
For years, building web apps has required server-side code and a database. That was great for browsers, but then mobile apps came along and changed everything. Today apps appear on any number of devices, including browsers, and the same app needs to run seamlessly on multiple devices.
Apps are fundamentally different from their web application counterparts. Traditional web applications run on a monolithic, server-side stack, which delivers content in the form of web pages. For the most part, browsers simply display this content. When a user interacts with a web page, requests are sent to the server for additional content....
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.
I sat down with Brian Gracely (@bgracely) and Christian Reilly (@reillyusa) of Bechtel recently to talk about the evolving API and app economy. We had a terrific discussion about the adoption of mobile devices and how open access to data is unlocking tremendous new business value.
I'm excited to announce that Usergrid is now part of Apigee. Almost every mobile app needs back-end services to store and manage users, data and events. But powering mobile apps from the cloud is a hard problem, requiring a rich set of easy-to-use features for managing users, delivering applications objects and data, and analyzing usage and tracking key metrics. Usergrid delivers the mobile app back-end APIs that developers need to manage data and users, reducing the effort and cost of developing a mobile application and letting app developers focus on the app experience.