At the June 2013 Microsoft Build Developer Conference in San Francisco, Walgreens announced that the company would soon be releasing the Walgreens QuickPrints API designed for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
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.
Online bookseller Erapublications has an API for its in2Era web service for selling ebooks through online distributors. According to its documentation, this RESTful API, which requires an authentication key, integrates its catalog onto your site. Distributors get a cut of the sales.