The combined knowledge of an entire company's staff can be a powerful tool in productivity and moving forward. Many systems exist that aim to help businesses make knowledge sharing within an enterprise a streamlined process, but a lot of them may lack that 'something' that motivates the staff to actually participate. Deskarma is a knowledge sharing solution that also includes game mechanics and a scoring system that is aimed at motivating staff to get involved. The Deskarma API allows developers to use this functionality and integrate it with other applications.
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.
The whole concept of a programmable Web may just be too important to rely solely on APIs. That's the thinking behind a Linked Data Working Group initiative led by the W3C that expects to create a standard for embedding URLs directly within application code to more naturally integrate applications. Backed by vendors such as IBM and EMC, the core idea is to create more reliable method for integrating applications that more easily scales by not creating unnecessary dependencies of APIs and middleware.