April 29, 2014
While industry analysts expected this year to be the year Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) took off, end-of-year assessments are suggesting that there is still room for further growth in 2014. Forecasters predict a 104% annual growth in the market to reach $7.7 billion in 2017, while this week's acquisition of MBaaS vendor StackMob by PayPal has piqued more than a few businesses' curiosity. Meanwhile, analysts from Forrester and major players like Rich Mendis from AnyPresence believe the MBaaS revolution is still yet to happen for the enterprise.
One of the challenges with API design is focusing on the complexities of designing a UX for your API. In most product development roadmaps, the focus is on B2C or B2B and the ideas behind those delivery models are well understood, but keeping in mind the end user experience can make a difference.