Posts Tagged: iOS

The Benefits of Using JSON API

In the world of API craft, no area is more hotly discussed than design. From REST, gRPC, to GraphQL, there are many approaches to designing and standardizing web API interactions. Today we turn our focus to another approach, JSON API, a specification for building APIs detailed at JSONAPI.org. Read more

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

Reverse Engineering In-App Purchases Within Mobile Gaming APIs

Hacking is an incredibly misunderstood term. The media has portrayed the practice at one of two extremes — either a hacker is a hooded, mysterious “anti-hero” fighting the big bad evil of corporatocracy, or a stereotypically capricious counter-culture hero shouting “hack the planet”. Read more

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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