There are thousands of apps out there, covering a wide variety of topics and representing an equally wide variety of makers. But what makes an app bad enough for users to give it a bad review?
In the new app economy, organizations no longer own all the data they need to make accurate business decisions. This loss of control requires data marketplaces and data syndication models that few enterprises are currently prepared for. Apigee’s Anant Jhingran looks at three important steps that companies need to take to succeed in the app economy. Traditional enterprise data sources — be they business systems or even the exhaust from corporate websites — represent the data that is typically captured by an enterprise for analytics and business insight. However, in the new world of APIs and the app economy, organizations no longer own, much less control, all the data they need to make accurate business decisions.
To address the new reality of our data driven world, we need better ways to manage the network. Google and later Amazon Web Services (AWS), embarked on that journey long ago. Now the market is beginning to catch up with new networked environments that are controlled more by software than physical switches, routers and controllers. Apigee is now providing management for these Software-Defined Networking (SDN) environments with a new API management offering needed to build, manage and scale applications for the programmable data center.
Apigee, a company that helps customers manage application programming interfaces that developers use to build services, is introducing a product specifically for software-defined networks that will help its telco customers manage their APIs based on the state of the network and policies already in place for specific users. Apigee, which counts customers such as Walgreens, Telefonica and AT&T, is adding software that can be deployed on controllers such as those offered by Nicira, BigSwitch, IBM and others as well as a platform that will help apply analytics to the network to determine when to take specific actions based on polices or the network’s health.
Palo Alto, Calif.-based Apigee, an application program interface firm, has acquired Austin, Texas-based InstaOps, a mobile application analytics developer. Terms were not disclosed. InstaOps co-founders Prabhat Jha and Alan Ho are joining Apigee, which has opened an office in Austin. The company, which has offices in Bangalore and London, U.K., in July raised $20 million led by new investor Focus Ventures, with participation by current investors Bay Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, SAP Ventures and Third Point Ventures.
Some people just cannot stop buying. They wander into stores during their lunch hour, they're constantly attuned to online shopping. Who can wonder that the wise people at Amazon decided to name their online clothing store MyHabit? And yet, as everything goes mobile, is it really quite as easy to shop through your phone, as it is on your cute little PC or iPad? Everything is a little smaller, for example. It's harder to zoom out and imagine.
Application program interface company Apigee is making its new enterprise-grade API management platform available to all developers, free of charge, gratis, for nothing. In its own words, Apigee describes its API platform as a means for developers to create and then deliver scalable APIs and apps to market.
Apigee has just released the latest version of its enterprise-grade, API-management software, and hold onto your hats: It’s free for anyone to use. The Apigee API platform will now give its users self-service access to tools for building and managing APIs, as well as for using them to make apps financially viable for a business. The tools are free to use for up to 3.5 million API calls per month. The Apigee suite includes “gateway” tools for companies of all kinds to transform their dormant data sets into APIs, then gives tools for using those APIs in apps featuring location, social, and other uniquely mobile features.
If you run an online shopping/ecommerce business of some kind, you’re gonna want to get your mobile act together, STAT. A new survey shows that in 2012, holiday shoppers will be taking to their phones more than ever. The survey was conducted among 2,200 adults in the U.S., and three out of five said they would be doing some of their holiday shopping on their mobile devices, expecting to make purchases for everything from clothes and toys to books and DVDs.