The Salesforce Mobile iOS SDK allows developers control over mobile device features, offline support, data synchronization, and mobile software design. Other features include automation of the OAuth2 login process, allowing integration of OAuth with applications, and access to the REST API with infrastructure classes (including third-party libraries such as the MKNetworkKit library) to facilitate access.
Tribune Media Services, a leading provider of TV, movie, celebrity and other entertainment related metadata, has announced the launch of OnConnect Managed Services, a Data as a Service (DaaS) platform that provides a set of new data delivery APIs and a new image hosting service that developers can use to create advanced, entertainment driven, third-party applications.
3Scale, a leading Plug and Play SaaS API Management platform and services provider, has just announced the launch of a new Open Source API Proxy that provides Enterprises API traffic management on-premises and in the cloud.
While some folks tend to think about APIs are being little bits of arcane code that only developers care about it, the truth of the matter is that billions, possibly even trillions, of dollars are at stake in what will soon be a series of API wars. In no place is this more important than in mobile banking, where companies ranging from Google, the PayPal unit of eBay and lesser known entities such as MineralTree are all vying to usurp the role of traditional financial institutions.