July 21, 2015
Single purpose API
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Many electrons have been consumed talking about the business and technical benefits of moving to the cloud. At Spanning, we try to apply those same lessons to our daily work in order to produce products at a pace that was not even feasible back in the packaged apps days. This post discusses how we can quickly make imperfect decisions now, that allow us to move forward, learn a little more, then re-evaluate the next set of issues with more context. This is the same model that companies use when they move to the cloud... only pay for the services that you need now.
Backupify, a leading backup provider for cloud application data, has announced that the company has opened the Backupify Developer Platform and API to SaaS application providers and developers. Earlier this year, ProgrammableWeb reported that Backupify had launched a private beta version of the program with five initial partners (Apptivo, Mavenlink, Nimble, Freshdesk, and Pipeline Deals).
Podio is a web service that aims to provide a customizable online workplace. There are a lot of apps, and you can set up and position your dashboard as you please. However, sometimes the app you want isn't in the set. In that case, they also offer the Podio API to code your own custom apps for use within your Podio workspace.