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Muthu LeesaJ889
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Muthu LeesaJ889,
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3/3/2014 | 12:39:48 PM
APIs and mobile integration
Every app requires scores of backend data - data that needs to be gleaned from multiple sources. APIs enable this data exchange. But when a mobile app needs data exchange with multiple data sources, API management becomes the next issue and API platform management tools come into picture. Read my detailed view here: http://mlabs.boston-technology.com/blog/how-api-management-platforms-support-mobile-apps
WKash
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WKash,
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2/13/2014 | 4:48:32 PM
DATA.gov APIs
One rich source of APIs and freely-available data that's gaining recognition in the public sector for commercial use can be found at Data.gov, the US government's portal for open government data.

 
Jason Taylor
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Jason Taylor,
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2/13/2014 | 12:20:06 PM
Re: What about API granularity?
Hi Doug, 

Thanks for your comment.
Salesforce identified the importance of having adaptable services that can be used for different output use. Usablenet has already experienced the lack of flexibility in many back end APIs, and as a result we have added a technology layer inside our platform that allows for the modeling of services. This allows Usablenet to provide clients with re-modeled web services for different use cases, based off back end APIs. This, along with creating web services and APIs dynamically off web sites and web applications, creates an environment that support agility within the client's team.

Hope this helps answer your question. Happy to continue the dialogue further. 

Best,
Jason Taylor, Chief Innovation Strategist and special advisor to the Usablenet CEO
D. Henschen
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D. Henschen,
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2/13/2014 | 10:10:02 AM
What about API granularity?
Salesforce.com said its first efforts to deliver better mobile functionality were hampered by course APIs. The said they had to create "10 times more APIs" with finer granularity to deliver its Saleforce1 platform. Are enterprises facing this same problem. Do they need to get finer grained and break out many more APIs to support mobile, social, and data-analysis demands?


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