November 1, 2017
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UserClues is a platform that enables its customers to monitor and measure user activity on their sites. This tool is aimed at platform providers, web app developers, mobile providers and product developers who can benefit from understanding their users' behaviour in order to develop relevant and more effective products. The UserClues API provides access to all collected and processed data, allowing developers to use this to build their own applications or reporting solutions.
One of the bigger challenges with anything involving APIs is scale. As the number of APIs proliferate, the scalability demands from a management perspective become increasing untenable. Nowhere does that become more apparent than when dealing with mobile computing applications.
Within most enterprise IT organizations there is a tension between classic approaches to middleware based on software-oriented architectures (SOA) and approaches based on APIs that are easier to build and deploy but potentially more difficult to manage.