One of the least satisfying aspects of most discussions of big data is a lack of attention to patterns of value creation. Most of the time, we are presented with scenarios in which data is poured into Hadoop or sifted with Splunk and somehow you get insights.
Complicated processes for sharing videos, photographs, memes, and other media are no laughing matter. Popular humor site Cheezburger.com was concerned that its "humor partners" were finding the company's procedures onerous, especially as the mix of 24 million site visitors used an increasingly diverse array of devices to connect with its content.
Cheezburger, the network of silly sites whose mission is to deliver a laugh or smile to everyone’s face at least once a day, just launched a new API. The API will help developers build a share-to-Cheezburger button in content creation apps … and help Cheezburger publish more silly cat pictures to a wider audience.
If you are seeking to get the maximum business advantage from big data, it is time to get ready to create a API-based nervous and vascular system to understand and transport data located outside the four walls of your business.
You probably don't think of your car as a developer platform, but Mike Rosack did. A few days after buying his Chevy Volt, Rosack started slowly mining his driving data. But he eventually revved up his efforts and created a community platform for drivers to track their own efficiency. Today more than 1,800 Volt owners compare stats with each other, jockeying for position on Rosack's Volt Stats leader board.
The rush to make everything mobile has generated new ways to do business, new ways to organize ourselves and new ways to communicate, but mobile apps aren't your father's mainframe, desktop or laptop applications.
Freezing and crashing issues lead to bad reviews frenzy. According to a survey by API company Apigee, 96 per cent of American app users have been rendered sufficiently enraged by their apps as to take to the web and post a strong-worded negative review.
A new report from API company Apigee indicates that app users get most frustrated when their app freezes or crashes, with 96% of these feeling irritated enough to write a bad review.
What’s happening: Palo Alto, California-based Apigee today announced a new API analytics platform that lets entrepreneurs identify and fix mobile app problems on the fly, before outages significantly impact user satisfaction.