TrueVault is a Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform designed to provide HIPAA compliant information storage for healthcare applications. Any app that handles protected health information (PHI) must be HIPAA compliant, and TrueVault can handle all of the requirements and security that compliance entails on the developer's behalf. Data stored with TrueVault is secure, but still accessible from anywhere the developer needs it. TrueVault is willing and able to assume responsibility for any data breaches or regulatory fines that occur on its watch. The TrueVault SDK for iOS allows developers to integrate TrueVault into 3rd party mobile applications.
Perhaps you don't need an app to help you regret Sizzler or your other guilty pleasure. If you're a foursquare user who wants some gentle encouragement to check in to healthy venues, there's a new app to check out. But unless you spend a lot of time at parks and gyms, be prepared to be a bit discouraged.
Square now has an E-commerce API that brings Square services to third party websites. Square is usually associated with its mobile credit card reader and complementary software. With the E-commerce API, merchants can use their own systems with all the benefit of Square's modern payment services.
Developer skills continue to be in short supply. This is increasing the demand amongst enterprise API providers to source developer teams that can build proprietary mobile apps for them. Businesses that have a commercial app idea - but not the technical skills - are also constantly looking for start date ready development companies to build their products for them. Mobile-Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) platform StackMob is hoping their Service Partner Program will be the matchmaker between business clients and development agencies. Vice President of Business Development at StackMob, Kumi Walker, spoke to ProgrammableWeb about the referral marketplace.