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Twitter has just announced the availability of custom timelines, a brand new type of timelime that allows developers to have more control regarding organization and delivery of Tweets on the Twitter platform. Twitter has also announced the launch of the Custom Timelines API which is in beta and available to a small group of developers selected and approved by Twitter.
One of the primary reasons that organizations embrace agile development methodologies is on the assumption that faster application development will result in more applications being developed faster. The challenge is actually managing that process in a world where the number of languages and data sources being used is rapidly expanding.
Project planning platform mavenlink's API allows third parties to connect mavenlink users to its features through the third party apps, raising functionality and range of application. The API can be used to manipulate mavenlink's projects, posts, tasks, time entries, expenses, and invoices.
Replicon, leading provider of cloud-based time-tracking applications, allows developers to integrate Replicon features with third party applications via the Replicon API. Whether time needs to be tracked for billable hours, project management, employee schedules, or some additional reason; Replicon provides real-time visibility into time, resource, and project data.
Chapoo, cloud platform for projection information management and collaboration, enables developers to integrate many Chapoo features via the Chapoo API. The API allows integrated solutions to run reports and queries out of the Chapoo data repository. The platform works across organizations of all sizes in many industries. The product was designed to streamline processes and eliminate waste. The API allows for third party apps to manage productivity through consolidated monitoring.
The trouble with building mobile computing applications is that end users have little tolerance when it comes to how they expect those applications to behave. Never mind the fact that mobile applications are amongst some of the most challenging to create; the second somebody has a less than optimal experience they're off to another application. Needless to say, that puts a lot of pressure on mobile application developers.
Need to get organized but fearful of the hairball of project management applications? Breeze, started by Rene Vahtel, offers tools that take nearly zero time to understand, so you can focus on the results for the project without getting bogged down in learning how to use the planning tools.
Bizimply, a cloud solution operations management system aimed at restaurant chains and retail stores, provides the Bizimply API that enables developers to access its functionality. Built out of a need for managers to be free from unnecessary paperwork, allowing them to spend more time on driving sales, Bizimply is an easy to use application that allows users to keep an eye on business vitals at any time and see exactly how things are running from shift to shift.
In order to get a campaign or project off the ground quickly and efficiently, careful management of the creative and technical process is essential in order to avoid big mistakes and missed deadlines. And, of course, the very thing that holds it all together is clear communication. That's where an app like Convo is really handy - it's a cloud-based, interactive workspace for business, where teams can collaborate and have real-time conversations. Convo's API makes it possible for this functionality to be integrated with other applications.
When it comes to design, it can often be quite tricky to get designer and client to agree 100% or even just be on the same page with regards to the direction of the project. Unless communication is streamlined and completely clear from the start, the project can run into a number of disasters, not to mention becoming costly and more time consuming than necessary. Osmosis is a web application that serves as a kind of questionnaire and design brief to help creatives save time at the very start of a project. The Osmosis API is available for developers to integrate this functionality with other applications.
Dovico Software, a leading provider of web-based time management software, has officially announced the launch of Dovico Apps, a new portal featuring a variety of Dovico API driven applications for Dovico hosted clients.
It all comes down to simply getting the job done. The bigger the job or team, the trickier the co-ordinating can become, and anyone who's ever had to manage a team and attain goals or rushed deadlines will know the importance of dotting every "i" and crossing every "t". Thanks to technology and clever development, we have access to applications that help to streamline this very process. Do.com is one of those; a project management and collaboration application designed to help teams accomplish a number of tasks. Do.com's API also makes this functionality available to developers who may want to integrate this with other applications or build new ones.
When it comes to the course of creativity, some kind of order and management can turn a good idea into something successful and highly profitable. Having an effective tool that handles all the loose ends so creatives can focus on creating, can only mean better results at the end of the day. Shotgun is a service aimed at helping creative studios run smoothly and efficiently by providing the necessary tools to see a project to completion. Shotgun's API allows developers to access this functionality and easily integrate it with other applications.
The billable time reflected on an invoice and the actual time spent on that project are often quite different. The odd phone call here and there, the sending of emails back and forth, little amendments to work done...it all adds up to valuable working hours that often go un-accounted for. Chrometa is a service that offers automated task and time tracking with the aim of eliminating this very problem. The service also provides an the Chrometa API that enables this data to be integrated with other applications.
Idiligo is a web service that aims to make the lines of communication between businesses and customers more streamlined and effective. The company achieves this by providing an online platform that combines real-time video, chat and document sharing that can be a useful tool for things like remote meetings and presentations. The Idiligo Inside API is available to developers who wish to integrate this functionality with other websites and applications.
Celoxis is both an online and installable project management platform integreted with Microsoft Outlook, iCal, Google Calendar, and Salesforce.com, among others. Celoxis explains the Celoxis API in a way that suggests they want you to be able to use it easily.
VisionProject API Allows Project Managers to Call Exactly What they Need from Project Management Software
VisionProject, project management software provider, offers more than a web based property management platform; VisionProject allows developers to integrate VisionProject's features into existing web properties and applications through the VisionProject Web Service API. The API includes access to essential project management tools, as well as enhanced features that are often presented as separate tools (e.g. time reporting, document management, CRM, etc.).
Billing clients and managing invoices and payments is time consuming and probably not the most enjoyable part of running a business. Pancake is a self-hosted online business suite that makes the whole process a lot easier. This application allows users to invoice clients online, manage projects from proposal to completion and more. Pancake provides the Pancake API that allows users to access this functionality through HTML.