Our friends at ChicagoRuby - a group of Ruby on Rails enthusiasts in downtown Chicago - kindly shared a recording of a recent talk I did about Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) technology. Check it out to hear about the BaaS platform as a powerful new class of tool that is fast becoming essential for developers, especially for mobile projects.
Think your work calendar is packed? Today's families have so much going on, it's a wonder that someone doesn't get left on the curb more often. Often it's not the scheduling that's the problem, but making sure the calendar gets communicated in a way that everyone is on the same page.
That's where the Nest Family Organizer can help - it's collaboration for today's busy family life. We spoke to Steve McPherson, creator of Nest and co-founder of Current Worldwide, about his experience building Nest and with Apigee's app services.
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.
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/
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!
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...