In this video we take a look at a simple use case demonstrating how easily Apigee enables a transformation that can typically be a complex example in a Telco environment - A Telco XML/SOAP style backend (ParlayX) converted to the GSMA OneAPI. This enables carriers to create their own location or messaging APIs on top of an existing backend without having to go into the middleware layer meaning faster time to market for new services and avoids introducing instability in an operational network.
Video & slides for our recent webcast: Economic Models for Reinventing Telcos. Andreas Constantinou of VisionMobile and Bala Kasiviswanathan of Apigee discussed the economic models Telcos can adopt to evolve their businesses and stay relevant in today's economy in which mobile platforms, OTT disruptors, and thousands of apps encompassing all user needs compete with traditional telco services for a share of wallets.
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 . . .
As Marc Andreesen penned, "software is eating the world." We are seeing it everywhere from photography to movie watching to navigation and more. There's also a huge shift to software in telecommunications services. Phone calls, conference calls, messaging, which all required dedicated devices can now be provided by software apps. In a new eBook, we explore the imperative for telecommunications companies to make some fundamental shifts in technology and business models if they are to remain competitive in a world being eaten by software.
Thanks to all who participated in last week's Webcast: Telco Innovation with APIs: Need for Speed, discussing how Telcos need to change their business models; need to innovate beyond connectivity to remain relevant in a world changed by the exploding apps and API economy and the shift from voice-enabled to IP networks.
The video and slides are below.
So we asked them to sit down with us to tell us a little about BlueVia. In this video, BlueVia's Dan Appelquist and Jose Valles discuss the BlueVia Platform with Jeremy Perlman of Apigee.
Tune in to learn what BlueVia is, how the platform provides access to Telefonica's assets and helps developers take apps, web services, and ideas to market.
And it's BlueVia's first birthday and they're celebrating by giving developers a...
TechCrunch recently posted on a Juniper report on “Mobile Location Based Services" This report taps on the potential for this new wave of powerful apps – like letting your phone geotag the video you just took and posting it to Facebook with a Google Maps link; one-button dial to a nearby restaurant discovered through your social network; or dynamically billing for high-value media content via the operator.
Companies like Google, Foursquare, and Nokia are mentioned as on the forefront of many of these services.
But don't forget the Telcos - they have rich location based services with network...