Microsoft has expanded its business application platform, Flow, to support Custom APIs and three new apps. Microsoft made the announcements at its Ignite 2016 event. As Microsoft continues to build its business application platform, more supported apps and more API connectivity will be essential.
In a recent report on The Connected Home, Gartner predicts considerable growth in the use of digital personal assistants on smartphones to control smart devices throughout the home. This trend will take the focus off automation apps and place it on APIs for creating the programmable home.
Computational APIs, those based on computation and semantic programming, may offer a way for providers to improve the usability and availability of APIs while making data more accessible for companies looking to increase automation while also creating a better user experience.