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
Posts By: Thomas Bush
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
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
As the growing number of consumer IoT devices make our lives easier, they are collecting vast amounts of useful data. This trend has just started making its way into the fitness and healthcare industries, with devices like smart watches, clothing sensors, and sociometric badges collecting millions of body temperatures, step counts, and heart rates. Read more
There’s a particularly apparent trend in today’s economy: we’re moving away from big, centralized systems towards collaborative, access-based ones. It’s changed the way we shop with websites like eBay, the way we travel with apps like Uber, and the way we get a good night’s rest with portals like Airbnb. Read more