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Apps that use location data present challenges to developers. Users expect seamless experiences with up-to-date, reliable data – a significant design and engineering challenge. How can developers deliver stellar user experiences? Here are four best practices for building location-based apps.
Startup API businesses don’t deserve to exist unless they aggregate. They can gain advantage by aggregating datasets or uses of data. The opportunities to aggregate across big players are highly contested, but there is a new area to gain advantage: Data, and especially data with machine learning.
Investing in digital training has become a necessity for businesses. In this post, we’re going to set out four methods that you can successfully implement in your effort to train your employees on API basics. You can choose just one of them, or attempt all four. It depends on your situation.
The COVID pandemic has pressured businesses more than ever to communicate with and serve customers without needing physical interaction. This article looks at how with the right approach, APIs can transform the way companies interact with customers by creating one seamless chain of communication.
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing many businesses to turn to their mobile apps for survival. Development teams are under more pressure than ever to deliver new and updated apps while cybercriminals are responding with more advanced, targeted attacks. App security is now more critical then ever.
The Chicago Reporter has claimed that the CPD has shut down an API that had been used to provide access to arrest records. The publication is contending that the removal of access to the API is in direct retaliation to an article they published that was critical of statements made by the CPD
Recently the Indian government said that it will ban TikTok along with dozens of other well-known apps developed in China saying that the apps pose a threat to the “sovereignty and integrity of India.” This comes on the heels of a border dispute between the two countries.
What do you do when you've reached the point where you need to extend your CMS? Do you hire the job out to a developer or try to work directly with the API for your CMS? This article considers why you might hire a developer, why you should investigate APIs, and how to choose between these options.
Design is important in many aspects of development which is especially true for development that drives UX. We've learned that API design can have a profound impact on user interfaces and thus user experiences. Poorly designed APIs can lead to awkward, unnatural, or inefficient workflows.
How API-led Omnichannel at-the-edge Communications Strategies Help Businesses Better Connect with Customers
As businesses look to maintain operations by enhancing connections with their customers, telecom APIs can help keep business running as usual and bring high quality, personalized support to customers anywhere. Omnichannel communication strategies give customers more contact points with a brand.
New York City has turned to Twilio and it's API-based communications platform to help power its cloud-based contact tracing initiative in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It's a reminder of how APIs are a key driver that allow organizations to be agile in response to changes in market conditions.
Most of the organizations have become brave enough and spend a lot of time on R&D to convert their underlying business infrastructure to match with the next generation. Most of the time people are focusing on totally revamping their architecture by choosing to go with a microservices model.
Can new technology save media from being trapped by slow, siloed, and expensive traditional systems? The headless CMS tears apart the monolithic website architecture from 10 years ago, replacing it with a flexible API-led approach at a far lower cost and a new level of efficiency and flexibility.
APIs are core to digital business—assembling data, events, and services from within the organization and across devices. With organizations moving more of business online, those APIs are being exposed to externalities, whether to other departments, customers, or enterprises in their partner network.
The EU released guidance for the development and management of COVID-19 contact tracing applications. The guidance outlines standards for national applications that require they be voluntary, approved by the national health authority, easily dismantled when no longer needed, and privacy-preserving.
Sendbird has announced the addition of voice and video calling APIs to augment its existing chat and messaging API offering. The technology relies on the World Wide Web Consortium's WebRTC standard and offers customers an opportunity to consolidate their in-app communications down to one vendor.
A number of recent events has shown just how important it is for developers to guard against rogue SDKs in their mobile apps. In this article Alan Bavosa discusses the ways in which rogue SDKs can affect an app and the steps developers can take to protect their apps against them.
One significant challenge posed by digital transformation is the need for organizations to leverage existing technology investments, which often hold business and technical intellectual property built up over many years. The combination of integration and API is a powerful tool.
David Berlind delivers Part 2 of his long-running college course on APIs reviews the importance of API contracts and what it means for Web APIs to decouple API clients from API servers. He provides real-world examples of how that decoupled nature affords some amazing flexibility.
You’ve been tasked with utilizing a HIPAA compliant fax API for your company or client. You understand what fax is, but how do you make it HIPAA compliant? If you Google search HIPAA compliance you will see things like needing a BAA, cover pages, disclaimers, and massive fines for HIPAA violations.