CloudMine is a backend-as-a-service platform that removes the need for mobile app developers to build fully custom backend solutions for their applications. It offers a set of RESTful APIs that allows developers to create backend solutions for their applications. Solutions include schema-free data structure storage, user account creation and management, and server-side business logic. Responses are formatted in JSON.
Our API directory now includes 50 backend APIs. The newest is the CloudBees API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the CloudMine API. We list two CloudMine mashups. Below you'll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of backend APIs.
It wasn’t that long ago, just late last year, that I started wondering if CloudMine was trying to replace me. Just a few months pass, and it seems my fears were not unfounded.
If you’re not familiar with what the CloudMine API offers, it’s backend-as-a-service, with the core feature being easy storage and access of user - and global - data. All that’s required to store JSON data in the global scope is an HTTP call with the application’s credentials. Storing user data in a private scope only requires the addition of the user’s credentials.
College hackathons have proliferated on the northeast over the past two years, from HackNY to Startup Weekend Princeton, to PennApps, which the Dining Philosophers hold at the University of Pennsylvania on a weekend early in each semester.
This year theme was simplicity; taking a complicated app and making it easier. Of the 42 demos presented Sunday afternoon (livestream archive here), here are some of the coolest hacks that took full advantage of available APIs.
At first glance you may think CloudMine is trying to put me out of buisness. As a contract developer, I find myself frequently working with APIs, and occasionally building them. The APIs I’ve built don’t make their way into ProgrammableWeb’s directory, for the most part they’re private APIs used by mobile devices to store user data and access dynamic content. Now the CloudMine API wants to provide that as a service for any mobile application.