Posts Tagged: apps

5 Powerful Alternatives to Google Maps API

Google Maps is a favorite for its geolocation services worldwide. Their expansive database of geographical features, small businesses, and street images across the globe are hard to beat — and that’s why the Google Maps API has for years been the go-to choice for developers. Read more

How Can Consumers Relate To Open Banking?

Open banking has garnered a lot of attention recently. With the introduction of UK open banking and Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) becoming law across the European Union, regulations are fundamentally altering the way banks handle personal data. The movement is also not restricted to Europe, with regulators in the USA having released their intentions in October 2017 on access to bank accounts. Read more

Review of Approov for Mobile API Security

Unfortunately, the reality of mobile apps is that at some point, someone is going to try to do something they’re not allowed to. Whether this is through brute-forcing keys, spoofing identities, or simply issuing distributed attacks across the application’s server dependencies, the threat to public-facing APIs in the mobile space is real, dangerous, and often inefficiently mitigated. Read more

How APIs Are Streamlining Healthcare

Managing healthcare records can be a painful experience, for both patients and doctors. Though extensive medical records are kept on patients to be made available to new caregivers, accessing them is not always an easy process.

In the UK, records are held digitally (usually General Practice (GP) records) yet some are still written by hand (details of hospital visits, etc.). Read more

4 Apps that Rely on APIs for Survival

APIs are pretty important. You already know that, or you wouldn’t be a reader of this blog. To that end, we realize there’s an element of preaching to the converted in this post.

However, even some of those who understand the value of APIs may not know that there are countless companies out there that wouldn’t be around today without APIs. Read more