Gracenote Selects Apigee to Support its Growing App Ecosystem
Leader in Music and Video Technology Taps Apigee's API Platform to Accelerate Development of Next-Generation Music and TV Apps
PALO ALTO, Calif. (Marketwire) – March 12, 2013 -- Apigee, the API company, today announced that Gracenote has chosen the Apigee API platform to support and expand the development of apps using Gracenote’s leading music and video metadata and recognition technology. With the largest database of music and video metadata on the planet and world-renowned recognition technology, Gracenote adds to the list of industry-leading businesses that are leveraging Apigee's API platform to accelerate app development.
“Gracenote helps hundreds of millions of music fans and TV viewers identify, discover and connect with the songs and TV programs they love every day. We are thrilled to count Gracenote as one of the many game-changing businesses using Apigee to expand their digital ecosystems,” said Chet Kapoor, Apigee CEO.
The Gracenote Developer program supports a variety of development platforms, including mobile, desktop and Web APIs. These APIs enable the recognition of music from CDs and digital files as well as audio captured with a mobile device, and they return descriptive metadata for music genres and sub-genres, artist origins, and music moods. In addition, developers will soon be able to tap into Gracenote’s APIs for TV and video to create apps that support interactive TV experiences.
The Apigee API platform helps businesses build, manage and drive ongoing business value from APIs and the apps built on them. Apigee delivers a rich set of capabilities that help customers reduce the complexity of delivering APIs, drive developer adoption, build robust mobile apps and conduct comprehensive analysis of API usage. Apigee is experiencing unprecedented growth as businesses increasingly align their IT strategies and investments with the explosion in information consumption. Today, 20 percent of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500 ranking of America's largest corporations are Apigee customers.
“We chose Apigee because it delivers a sophisticated and robust platform for expanding developer outreach, simplifying app development and managing APIs,” said Anthony Moisant, vice president of information systems at Gracenote. “We look forward to continuing to work with Apigee as our API program and developer community grow.”
Apigee is the leading provider of API technology and services for enterprises and developers. Hundreds of companies including Walgreens, Bechtel, eBay, Pearson, and Gilt Groupe as well as tens of thousands of developers use Apigee to simplify the delivery, management and analysis of APIs and apps. Apigee's global headquarters are in Palo Alto, California, and it also has offices in Bangalore, India; London; and Austin, Texas. To learn more, go to www.apigee.com.
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