TD Ameritrade's open API, Veo, has been used to offer greater insight to traders through integration with third party applications and its own trading services (e.g. service accounts, process client data, money on demand, etc.). However, TD Ameritrade may have shown its true belief in the power of APIs with its acquisition of iRebal. By integrating iRebal's rebalancing software with the Veo API, TD Ameritrade is able to remove tedious, manual processes that typically appear with rebalancing.
Throwing hardware at performance issues is a time honored tradition among developers. In most recent times, the type of hardware being thrown at those problems is Flash memory that comes in a wide variety of formats. The challenge, of course, is that most existing applications were written for magnetic storage. To take advantage of Flash storage developers frequently have to rework their applications.
HTML5 APIs help developers write mobile web applications that provide native application features. While this may suffice to a large extent for a certain class of applications, often it is found that there is a requirement to integrate one or more device (native) capabilities in these mobile web applications.