April 5, 2014
Twitter's latest changes to its Twitter API have left a community of third party developers vexed to say the least. These changes are drastic enough to result in a number of apps not just having to make big adjustments, but actually shutting down completely. With all the noise being created about the issue online, many have been keen to hear some kind of response from the social media giant itself.
Message Bus is a cloud-native application service for email and mobile messaging. The selling point is the high deliverability rate, its ability to scale according to demand and the fact that it's simple enough to be used by developers with limited time and resources. The Message Bus API makes it possible for developers to easily add messaging functionality to their websites and apps.
As the number of APIs grows, more people are becoming familiar with the term. I had a taxi driver who knew about APIs, although that was in tech-heavy San Francisco. Despite becoming more known, "API" is not a term most mainstream users will use. Yet many of these same people are already asking for APIs—they’re just not using the term. Here are three ways mainstream users are asking for APIs.