The DocuSign Mobile SDK for iOS allows developers to integrate Digital Transaction Management services and eSignature functionality into mobile apps. With the SDK, developers can implement functionality such as signing and completing document-based transactions as well as hosting in-person signing sessions from within a mobile app.
After 18 months of courting independent developers and business development deals, Mitch Colleran at Eventbrite had a few realisations about APIs. By broadly categorising APIs as either utilities or ecosystems, the approach to building API programs and measuring value becomes clearer.
One of the great things about APIs is that they make applications more accessible than ever in the age of the cloud. But just because an application is accessible doesn’t necessarily mean there is a mechanism in place to consume data from the application via the API it exposes. In fact, the tools needed to consume that data is giving rise to a new class of middleware that is collectively being referred to as cloud brokering software.
Last week the world's largest annual computer expo, the CeBIT conference, was held in Hannover, Germany. While CeBIT still covers the latest physical advances in things like consumer electronics, server hardware, security and access devices, etc, this year there was also a focus on the application development side of technology. This included a large area devoted to open-source and a number of panels devoted to general education on topics such as Virtual Worlds, Digital Content Distribution, as well as a panel I moderated on Business Solutions with Enterprise Mashups.