Posts Tagged: Apple

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Virtual Assistants Harness Third Party Developer Power

In a recent article we talked about home automation and the concept of virtual assistants. Although Amazon’s Alexa is one of the most exciting virtual assistants (VAs) around, she’s still not the best known; that honor has to go to Apple’s Siri, who is currently undergoing some big changes. Read more

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Automated Testing for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is upon us. Every object you see around you — whether it’s your fridge, your electric toothbrush, your car, even your clothes, are about to acquire a form of sentience.

Some of them already have. Read more

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API Strategy Must Balance Developer and User Experience

We recently talked about how people and software must change if you are to grow your API. We also looked at a case study of Apple which highlighted the importance of a UX-focused API strategy. The Apple example is interesting because it shows that you must strive to delight your API developers’ consumers as if they were your own. Read more

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Lessons Learned from Apple’s API Strategy

Apple is one of the biggest API platforms in the world — every app running on every iPhone and iPad is built using the Silicon Valley giant’s APIs. We can all develop a better API strategy by examining how one of the leading API platforms:

  • Uses their own APIs within their own ecosystem;
  • Handles changes to these services; and
  • Prioritises end user experiences over other concerns.
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