We saw the rise and fall of embedded plugins. But are custom UI integrations now back in style?
As APIs become an expected feature of software businesses, the most popular web services extend their developer platforms. Many go beyond an external API and allow partners to integrate right into their interfaces. Read more
Today’s cars are more digital than ever before. They can connect to the internet, offer convenient entertainment services and a sophisticated digital user experience. But tomorrow’s cars will be capable of even more: They’ll be able to look around street corners, interact with other cars on the street, pick the rider up autonomously when requested, and find parking themselves — all for the sake of increased comfort, convenience, and security of the rider. Read more
As the internet grows and more devices become interconnected, authorization is becoming more and more complex.
Early implementations of online services were easy to authorize against since they were tied to desktops, but modern authorization must consider varying environments, from mobile apps to IoT scenarios. Read more
Due to the nature of APIs, the discussion is often of a technical nature. While this is fine for the world’s engineers and data managers, the fact is that an API has just as many business benefits as it has technical benefits. Read more
An API is a method of communication. At best it’s a tool to make building software easy, but at worse a time-waster and constant hassle. Good APIs abstract complexity and quickly provide clear valuable data, whereas bad APIs abstract too much, don’t allow for any customization, or aren’t clear and therefore are difficult to use. Read more