Maintained by Campaign Monitor, this package wraps the Campaign Monitor API so that PHP applications may interface with it, implementing the full functionality of the API. The Campaign Monitor API allows users to interact and "sync" with their Campaign Monitor account via simple web-based methods. Common uses of the API include: *Automatically sync subscribers between Campaign Monitor and a third party tool. *Create and send custom email campaigns to segments of subscribers built on the fly. *Develop useful plugins and integrations like these guys for other popular apps *Automatically create a client account, set billing and load it with ready-to-send templates.
The business networking site LinkedIn has now launched a new application platform they call InApps. It's an OpenSocial-based platform that enables third-party developers to create applications that get embedded into LinkedIn user's profiles. While this follows along the model used of Facebook, MySpace and host of other social platforms, it differs in its emphasis on being business centric in nature and, like the service itself, follows a much more controlled and button-downed approach. And like the LinkedIn API that we reported on last year, access is limited based on an approval process.
When the time comes to test how various implementations of different types of browsers actually work with a particular application, much trial and error still exist. Despite the rise of application testing services in the cloud, testing browser compatibility against a production application is still problematic. More often than not, when testing does occur, it’s against a replica of the application running in a different environment, being accessed by browsers that might not even have any of the plug-ins that the application may need to support in a production environment.