August 11, 2014
Single purpose API
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Location is all the rage these days, especially in the mobile world. Geoloqi and its location-sharing Geoloqi API allow developers to easily integrate location awareness into their applications. Its Geofencing API is especially neat, as it allows developers to add triggers based on locations, time, and travel speed, or any combination of the three. It just launched a new site in an effort to reach out to more developers.
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.
By any measure developers of mobile computing applications are having a tough time making a living. For the most part they have to give their applications away for either free or a nominal fee. They generally wind up sharing revenue based on the amount of advertising revenue their application generates. Of course, that revenue is totally dependent on how successful the application is. To help mobile developers ensure that kind of success Scringo today launched Developer Zone, which gives mobile developers the ability to download a variety of commonly-used features to boost end user engagement for free.