DBaaS startup Appbase has announced the public launch of the Appbase platform and real-time, events-based database API. The company is aiming to become a "Twilio for databases."
Location-sharing service Gowalla is preparing to launch its long-awaited write API (our Gowalla API profile). The move could makes its platform as desirable as its main competitor, FourSquare. With it, comes the need to relinquish a bit of control of the user experience, something Gowalla has considered an important factor of its success.