Monday, February 27, 2012

Parse - Add a backend with learning server side coding

One of the peeves for mobile developer is that if they are building a server-client app, not only do they need to learn the framework from the client side (such as iOS, Android, WP7), they ALSO need to learn how to code the server side.

On the server side development, it involves a couple of things. You need to setup the server, use a certain web framework, setup database, and create the APIs.

Parse is a development tools that help to get rid of these cumbersome server side development. It provides iOS and Android SDK that helps to connect to Parse backend and store your objects!

It is free if you have less than 200,000 API requests a month. Anymore, you would be paying $9 to $99.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Automate Your Calls with DialMyCall API

DialMyCalls is a service for automatically placing calls (or SMS) to multiple phone simultaneously.

It is useful when you want to RSVP your event or play a Valentine dedication MP3 to your friends. It is a paid service for US only.

There is also an API for their service!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

SugarCRM has REST API, SalesForce does not

In this era where every service interconnects via API, having a REST API becomes a selling factor. You can observe in SugarCRM vs SalesForce comparison: