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.
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.
Apigee, the API management company, has launched the next generation of its platform which features self-service access, free to anyone for up to 3.5 million API calls per month. The new platform hopes to encourage businesses to tap into the growing app economy by adding to the company’s existing suite of services for building, managing driving business through mobile.
Every company, from digital startups to bricks-and-mortar companies, need to develop mobile apps and APIs to compete in the digital economy. Despite the increasing demand from consumers for more and more powerful mobile apps, the resources required to deliver them are largely beyond the scope of most companies.
Mobile devices may take an even more important role in the annual holiday shopping spree this year. In addition to finding deals-on-the-go, a new survey reveals some additional reasons that make shopping from a handheld device more appealing than from a computer — all of which involve keeping certain parties in the dark.
Apigee, the application programming interface (API) management company with clients including Netflix, Getty Images and Walgreens, today announced that it would be making use of its platform available for free to anyone requiring up to 3.5 million calls per month. It’s also adding a number of new services, all of which will be included for free users, and most of which are aimed at making Apigee easier to manage so that customers can come on the platform and create customized API-based products for any of their partners (both internal and external).
On Thursday, the team at Apigee published new research showing that mobile phones are increasingly being used to buy almost everything – including no shortage of items considered to be “embarrassing. Apigee explored the opinions of more than 2,000 U.S. mobile device users in a “scientific survey” to discover why America is falling in love with mobile phone shopping.