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.
Apigee Corp. , the company that "has an API for everything," is offering its application programming interface (API) management platform free of charge to anyone in hopes of adding fuel to the already hot mobile apps space. An API is an interface that allows different elements of software to more easily communicate with each other. Developers frequently use APIs in a mobile context to hook third-party applications into the wireless capabilities of an operating system or other application.
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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.
Mobile application analytics developer InstaOps Inc. has been acquired by a California company that plans to expand in Texas. Austin-based InstaOps was bought by Apigee Corp., an application program interface company, officials announced Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The InstaOps acquisition marks the opening of a new Apigee office in Austin. Apigee, which was founded in 2004, completed a $20 million round of funding in July. The company operates offices in Palo Alto, Calif., Bangalore and London.
Apigee Corp., a fast-growing Silicon Valley software company that makes tools for mobile device applications, has bought a small Austin company and plans to expand here. Apigee, which raised $20 million in venture capital last month, bought Austin's InstaOps Inc. for undisclosed terms. InstaOps develops analytics software that tracks mobile app performance. Cofounders of the Austin company, Alan Ho and Prabhat Jha, will join the Apigee team.
APIs are not only critical when it comes to extending the digital reach of an organization; they can also provide tangible brick and mortar benefits as well. Walgreens, for example, recently announced that it has developed an API and software development kit that allows developers of mobile applications to include the ability to print out photos within their applications at any one of 7,907 Walgreens locations.