Thomas Bush

Thomas Bush

Thomas Bush is an enthusiastic freelance writer from the United Kingdom, who loves breaking down tough topics into bite-sized articles. Covering everything from cryptocurrencies to medicine, and now APIs, you can find out more about Thomas on LinkedIn or on his website at http://thomasbush.co.

Posts By: Thomas Bush

Speaker Interview: Tomas Prochazka, Tink

We feature Tomas Prochazka of Tink, a speaker at the upcoming 2018 Platform Summit.

Tomas Prochazka is Head of Product at Tink, a Swedish FinTech company that is democratizing the access to financial data for both retail banks and smaller companies as part of a global open banking movement. Read more

How Banks Are Becoming Uberized

You’ve probably heard the “banks are becoming tech companies” sentiment. It’s an idea that’s been around for years, and it captures what seems like an evolution in the way we consume and use everything from food to money. As consumers, we want options at our fingertips, and perhaps it’s this forcing banks across the world to open up their services with APIs and microservices, and ultimately turning them into tech companies. Read more

Assisted Token Flow: The Answer to OAuth Integration in Single Page Applications

OAuth is an incredibly popular internet standard for granting apps and web services access to the information available on other websites. Though the implementation is complex, the premise is simple: you tell a website you want to access its data, you log in with the user’s details, and off you go — but without some kind of protocol the process would be a whole lot more complicated. Read more

Public Awareness for APIs Sucks. Here’s What We Can Do.

It wouldn’t be exaggerating to say that APIs are the cornerstone of modern technology. If you’ve ever taken a computer science class, you’ll know that programming can get pretty boring when there’s nothing to link your application to.

Enter the “Application Programming Interface,” or “API,” and all of a sudden you have the tools needed to pull data from all around the world, using services that others have already built to make the most of physical data sensors, internet, and mobile technology. Read more

6 Ways to Market Your Niche API

So you’ve just finished building the perfect API: it’s well-designed and solves particular problems that everyone is having — what now?

You could just tell a few colleagues about it and let word-of-mouth do the rest for you, but if you want to grow your user base fast, you’ll have to get your hands dirty with some marketing. Read more