December 6, 2017
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Popular location-based social network Foursquare quietly made the long-teased new version of its API publicly available Tuesday. The changes, embraced by its developer community, include JSON-formatted responses and OAuth-only authentication. Even though the new API is characterized as in beta, the company has also deprecated the previous version, announcing it will no longer be available by the middle of next year.
DataWeek and API World are already a blur, with Day Two of the industry proceedings wrapping up late last night. A packed agenda saw as many as ten sessions all happening at once.
As more apps rely on more public Web APIs to evolve their functionality, the resulting complexity can produce unwanted side effects. With its one-SDK-to-rule-them all approach, CloudRail has the potential to overcome API and SDK sprawl. But its flawed execution will likely stifle market acceptance.