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Mobile application development platform and backend-as-a-service provider AnyPresence recently announced significant updates to its platform.
WaveMaker has released its Enterprise Development Network product DevPortal to enable end-to-end API management within enterprise settings.
Mobile back-end-as-a-service provider AnyPresence shares the three components necessary for exponential API developer adoption at API World in San Francisco.
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.
DataWeek and API World are already a blur, with Day Two of the industry proceedings wrapping up late last night. A packed agenda saw as many as ten sessions all happening at once.
The APIWorld and DataWeek events are currently taking place in San Francisco with a mix of API providers and developers, C-level enterprise representatives, and marketers all vying for attention. It is a mixed bag of attendance with over 4,000 participants expected, although the close proximity of the event to the timing of the API Strategy Conference being hosted at the end of the month, also in San Francisco, may be causing some lack of cohesion in the type of audience attending. Key themes include the growth of services aimed at supporting developers, the limited creativity of using realtime data and the slippery task of defining a viable API business model.
Mobile Backend-as-a-Service provider AnyPresence has launched its 5th generation product at APIWorld, San Francisco, already garnering industry praise and winning the DataWeek/APIWorld prize for Top Innovator at the conference. Susan Miller, Chief Business Development and Strategy Officer at AnyPresence, spoke with ProgrammableWeb about how the new product will change the way API developers work.