June 7, 2010
Location-sharing service Foursquare was down most of Monday, apparently due to a database issue. No Foursquare website or apps were available. And with the API also down, third party applications were helpless. Yet, it's a good reminder to developers to plan for downtime and to providers to have communications in place to let others know about your service's issues when they arise.
ActiveStandards, an SaaS website quality management platform, provides the ActiveStandards API, that gives developers access to the toolset, allowing them to integrate it with other websites and use the functionality wherever it is most appropriate for that given website. Any business or organisation that has a significant enterprise web presence will know the value of being able to monitor and protect the quality and compliance of their web content, and a tool like ActiveStandards provides the means to do just that.