Mashups using the same API (1)
On Tuesday, social media giant Twitter announced that it is buying Data as a Service (DaaS) provider Gnip for an undisclosed amount. Gnip, which is one of several companies that sell access to the firehose of the content posted on Twitter, was founded in 2008 and today offers data from a number of popular user-generated services in addition to Twitter.
Online file storage services have not just seen huge adoption, but providers of such services have been innovating constantly to attract more developers. Combine this with the fact that traditional enterprise software vendors are not fast enough to respond to the changing dynamics in enterprise software. All this makes for a good opportunity for one of the vendors to step in and pave the path to drive innovation. Box.Net is on mission to provide exactly that with its Box.net API. It hopes that its new developer community and $2 million integration fund will help.
Having a great website that is informative and engaging is no longer enough these days. Your customers are on the go, and with their trusty IOS or Android devices in their hands, they're accustomed to interacting on the move and getting the information they need instantly and in real-time. GunDog Labs' mobile website builder product, Abra, helps businesses get with the programme by offering them a mobile website creation platform that helps make their existing sites more mobile friendly. Abra's Mobile Websites API allows developers to access this functionality and integrate it with other applications or build mobile websites.
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