Join Joseph Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding corporate APIs, part of Up and Running with Cloud Service APIs.
Companies born in the internet age like the social media companies examined in…the previous chapter, aren't the only ones…granting access to their services via APIs.…An increasing number of larger corporations are…jumping on the virtual bandwagon as well.…In the balance of this chapter, we'll take a closer look at three…such examples but for now, I want to share some commonalities of notice.…So, you can have a better idea of what to expect…as you look to the corporate sphere to extend your Apps reach.…First, you can expect to have to register as a developer.…
However, that said is generally a very easy entry.…There are minimal details required, and approval is typically instantaneous.…After you're registered as a developer, the next step is to set up a project.…Again, just really basic info, like the project or app name, is required.…Depending on the organization, you may have to supply a few…more details, such as the number of requests per month anticipated.…However, these seem to be more for data gathering purposes than anything else.…
First, there are the popular Google cloud services and device-specific APIs for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Then there are APIs to connect to followers on platforms like Facebook and Twitter and even pull images from Flickr. For some really interesting data, Joe shows how to access corporate APIs from companies like Citrix and General Motors. (Imagine getting vehicle data straight from GM.) Last, he shows how to leverage public sector APIs and mine data from the national census, weather bureaus, and even federal job boards. Learn how to make your web projects stand out with cloud services.
- Working with Google Cloud APIs
- Connecting to mobile devices via APIs
- Interfacing with Facebook and managing a Twitter feed
- Utilizing the Google infrastructure in your own apps
- Working with the General Motors API
- Understanding public sector APIs