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Developer skills continue to be in short supply. This is increasing the demand amongst enterprise API providers to source developer teams that can build proprietary mobile apps for them. Businesses that have a commercial app idea - but not the technical skills - are also constantly looking for start date ready development companies to build their products for them. Mobile-Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) platform StackMob is hoping their Service Partner Program will be the matchmaker between business clients and development agencies. Vice President of Business Development at StackMob, Kumi Walker, spoke to ProgrammableWeb about the referral marketplace.
StackMob has launched version 2.1.1 of its iOS SDK. Epic Systems revealed an API for its Epic EHR as a platform. Plus: what APIs are and why they are important, and Plaid raises $2.8 million for API that opens banks up to developers.
Cleanweb Hackathon coming to Portland on May 18th. StackMob brings its MBaaS platform to Rackspace Hosting. Plus: Twilio adds new permission-based Multi-user project management system to its platform.
For mobile developers looking to launch a full-featured app fast, a mobile backend provider makes sense. Newly wide open Moblico is hardly new to the task. The company has been serving up the mobile backend of big companies since 2009. Now any developer can get started with the Moblico API to launch apps, with access to the features built explicitly for customer requests. Users, location and deals are among the areas covered by the new APIs.
StackMob has two obvious components in its value proposition to developers: providing boilerplate web application code and supporting APIs with deployment and versioning features. This is a space occupied by at least 5 companies, all still in beta.