With a virtual gold-rush in mobile app development, the race is on to create powerful apps but also the most compelling user experiences. Designing for a touch interface and a small profile is a unique proposition and lessons learned from web or desktop app development will go only so far.
In this recent webcast, Jeremy Anticouni of Ignite Mobile Studio and Nima Vadiee from Apigee discussed simple, yet often overlooked, design principles that all mobile app developers should consider and adhere to.
So you extend your data and services as APIs to power features like social, personalization, analytics, more. But it's not just about having an API! In this recent webcast, Ed Anuff and Marsh Gardner discussed the latest thinking around building mobile apps against APIs. They covered how it's different for app developers and for API developers, how to craft APIs that are intuitive and optimized for building cutting-edge mobile apps, and much more.
There has been a 400% increase in Store Locator API use in 2013. We used Apigee Insights to collect and process API traffic data, examine API traffic patterns, and generate trends and industry-wide insights for all Store Locator traffic that we see and found that store locators are one of the most commonly used APIs in modern apps. So what does a business with a store locator app do with this information? They know that it’s largely the speed of responding to customer requests that attracts customers and builds loyalty, so a forward-thinking business asks - How responsive is my app?
Previously, we talked about the evolution of push notifications, including how to use Apigee to deliver them in five simple steps. Now, we’d like to specifically discuss Apigee’s role within the push messaging infrastructure.
In our previous post, we discussed the evolution of electronic communications that spanned email, text, and push notifications. Now, let’s see how push notifications work from a technical standpoint and uncover the five simple steps to creating them.
Analytics play a crucial role in ensuring the success of API programs. But analytics to glean insights and improve an API product don't happen by accident. Are you designing for analytics? I joined Brian Pagano & Kumar Srivastava of Apigee recently for a discussion of designing for analytics. The video is here as well as an excerpt and sneak preview of an article I'm finishing. The full story will be available on accenture.com in the coming weeks.
This week we launched Monetization Services, a complete end-to-end solution for companies seeking to monetize their APIs and other digital assets. Monetization Services is the latest edition to the Apigee Enterprise platform and is designed to make it easy for companies to maximize monetization and to manage the developer and partner relationships the owners of APIs (the digital assets) have with the developers who are using those APIs. Check out this short video for a summary of how Monetization Services enables you to deploy flexible business models to bill and charge for API Products.