July 28, 2011
When it comes to interacting with customers, timing is key. Leave it too long, and you've probably lost a business opportunity. Appointment.com is an online appointment and event scheduling service that allows customers and company staff to book and manage appointments at any time, from any location; no more missing out on an opportunity because no one was available to answer the phone or return a message. The system gives companies a little extra when it comes to customer service and convenience, and the Appointment.com API makes it possible for businesses to integrate this into their own websites, providing a seamlessly integrated solution for their users.
Open data startup Enigma has released its platform to the public and now provides the open Enigma API so that developers can begin drawing on open data sources and feeding them into their applications. Co-founder Marc DaCosta spoke with ProgrammableWeb about the importance of encouraging developer involvement, and why Enigma can succeed when other open data platforms have had difficulties building a sustainable model.
Last month, ProgrammableWeb caught up with Alessandro Usseglio Viretta of CR8 • CREATE who deployed the first 3D printing API on Mashape. Three-dimensional printing continues to dominate headlines and cause disruption. As we close 2013, PW followed up with Viretta to discuss his API and get some insight into an emerging technology that is bound to stir the waters in 2014.