Stage of Life, loyalty marketing agency, has launched its Coupon API. The API pulls from the Stage of Life Merchant Network. The network includes hundreds of national brand merchant offers, coupons, and discounts. Access through the API gives developers the flexibility to enhance current loyalty programs, or build stand alone applications.
As platform-as-a-service (PaaS) starts to gain traction in the enterprise, an opportunity to standardize on a common application development platform—both on-premises and in the cloud—is starting to present itself. Case in point is a new alliance between Microsoft and Apprenda under which Apprenda will deploy its PaaS environment on top of Microsoft Azure.