December 22, 2009
Over there, by the gum and the tabloid magazines, there's an API. Literally, it's a piece of plastic, but behind it is a company and the APIs that company uses to make the whole operation work. Blackhawk, a subsidiary of Safeway, distributes gift cards for many big-name stores in 90,000 retail locations. And while the cards have always been supported by backend systems, mobile is moving this ten year-old company to an open API approach.
AudioMicro’s Stock Music and Sound Effects library grants users access to over 300,000 sound files. The library includes a collection of sound effects and complete musical tracks. Spanning every musical genre (Aerobics to World) and fifty Sound Effect categories (Amusement to Whooshes), AudioMicro leader Brian Nimens described AudioMicro as an extensive sound “marketplace.”