Joe McKendrick considers the question of whether APIs should be allowed to be copyrighted in light of the decision that Oracle's Java APIs may now be granted copyright protection. This brings to light the question about whether affording developers protection for their work is worth the price of making it harder than ever for developers to use APIs when building innovative software.
Bellefield, leader in mobile time entry for firms, has launched an API for its iTimeKeep solution. iTimeKeep has allowed attorneys to enter time at any time, at any place. The API allows developers to integrate iTimeKeep functionality with any other app that attorneys use. Bellefield expects increased efficiency for attorneys to result from the release as users will now be able to contemporaneously report time and other work-related activities in a single step.