Mobile apps are today's vehicle for e-commerce. Apps are powered by APIs. The app store rating is *everything* when it comes to how well your app does in the market.
In this recent webcast, Ole Lensmar from SmartBear and Alan Ho of Apigee discussed ways to avoid the dreaded 1-star rating; how to ensure APIs don't compromise your app's performance and how can you take corrective action before your app earns a poor reputation.
Push notifications have become one of the central design patterns for mobile apps. What does it mean from a technical and business viewpoint? Let's explore by first looking at the 1998 movie You've Got Mail!
In our last post, we talked about pure REST and HATEOAS. In this post, we'll propose some ideas to initiate the creation of a new API design model based on pragmatic REST. We need to create an intellectual framework for API design that captures the spirit of how most popular web APIs are designed today.
In Part 1 of this discussion, we looked at questions people have in regard to HATEOAS. Now let’s examine how API crafters can revise their API so that it is truly RESTful. Because this is an introduction, we’ll avoid going into detail. Instead, we’ll assert the key point upfront: pure REST APIs require hypermedia clients.
In June, we offered a 100% brand new version of our mobile app training for Objective-C (Native) development with XCode & Cocoa Touch. Check out the video recording, slides and code from the live session here. If you’re a developer and have always wanted to dive into native (non-HTML5) mobile apps but didn’t know where to start, this webcast has everything you need to get started - the Objective-C syntax and its quirks, iOS UI Design patterns, an API backend to store & retrieve your mobile app data . . .
Keeping your users engaged is one of the toughest challenges of the app economy. Email has become a very ineffective way of reaching users (only 12% of emails are opened, according to recent study by Mogreet), and social media channels are not too far behind (with only 15% of Facebook updates read). In this webcast, Tim Anglade and Matt Dobson show how Push Notifications can help you connect with the right people, help avoid missed engagement opportunities, and establish deeper relationships, whether your users are just looking to buy something, or looking for a new app to love.
Previously, we discussed HATEOAS (the hypermedia constraint) within the context of REST. This laid the groundwork for our discussion today, which is how to apply HATEOAS to an API strategy. Now, let’s look at some questions people have in regard to HATEOAS when setting up their API.