Mobile

APIs and Smart Cities in a Mobile World

February 25th, 2016 |

This week, coinciding with the Mobile World Congress (MWC), we hosted another API meetup in Barcelona about APIs and Smart Cities in a Mobile World. APIs and the Internet of Things are key enablers of the Smart City vision. We discussed a range of topics including IoT, mobile, APIs, API management, and payments.

We kicked the evening off with a keynote talk from Joaquim Alvarez about some challenges city governments face that can be tackled by using technology in a “smart” way. After that Built.io’s Kurt Collins spoke about “From Micro to Macro: Connecting and Automating the World with APIs” in which he outlined a general framework for Smart Cities. After that, Jose Gorchs from 3scale …

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Why mobile first really is API first: McKinsey’s South Korean e-commerce insights

May 6th, 2015 |

According to the very recent McKinsey & Company Insights publication Learning from South Korea’s mobile-retailing boom (May 2015), South Korea has a the highest smartphone penetration in the world. What is especially important for retail is that South Korean consumers spend almost equally as much on goods purchased via mobile devices as in actual stores. This naturally makes smartphones very attractive as additional channels for retailers, and retailers more and more are beginning to devise omnichannel commerce strategies.

The authors of the McKinsey & Company article very correctly point out that “although all digital channels might share the same backbone infrastructure […] m-commerce requires fundamentally different approaches to identifying, reaching, and satisfying consumer…

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3scale Hosts First API Meetup in Barcelona

March 9th, 2015 |

At 3scale, we are API nerds, and we are surely not the only ones if you look at the number of API-related events around the world. During the year we participate in a lot of conferences and meetups with the API community, but nothing really existed in our local community of Barcelona besides the yearly APIdays Mediterannea.

We wanted to host a local group for hackers to exchange ideas about APIs and show the world that Barcelona has an active tech scene. This meetup would let local hackers present their work on APIs, as well as give them the opportunity to hear world-class international speakers. We plan to host this meetup regularly, every 3 months at 3scale HQ.

What better time than the week of Mobile World Congress to do the first meetup?

For the first edition, we had the pleasure of hosting the Twitter Advocates team as part of the international tour of the Twitter Flock. Having just arrived from Berlin, Romain and

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Understanding Mobile Developers: 8th Developer Economics Report

October 30th, 2014 |

3scale Supports VisionMobile in Largest Global Developer Survey

 
We are happy to announce that we will be supporting VisionMobile again for the 8th edition of their Developer Economics report, which surveys over 7,000 mobile developers.

VisionMobile is the leading research company of the app economy and mobile business models. They produce extremely valuable insights into developer attitudes, trends, platform mindshare, tools and monetization opportunities. A lot of mobile industry players use that info — including us — which is why we believe it’s important to support this work.

We have previously supported VisionMobile’s 7th Developer Economics report — you ca…

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Understanding Mobile Developers

July 30th, 2014 |

VisionMobile’s Developer Economics Report 2014/Q3

 

In an earlier post, we announced that we had teamed up with VisionMobile as media partner for their 7th global survey for the Developer Economics Report 2014/Q3. We are very happy to announce that the final report is now available.

Developer Economics is the leading research program on mobile developers and the app economy, tracking developer experiences across platforms, revenues, apps, tools, APIs, segments and regions.

Based on a survey of 10,000+ app developers, the …

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Award-winning Solaiemes API Gateway available at TADHack

May 27th, 2014 |

Our customer Solaiemes provides their GSMA awarded Rich Communication messaging technology via our API gateway solution at the TADHack event.

TADHack will happen on June 6 – 7 in Madrid, Spain, and it is the “only global meeting place for developers who want to learn, share, code and create using the tools and technologies available in telecommunications.” It is an all-around very well organised event and the lineup of speakers and sponsors is very impressive. BTW, we reported earlier that another customer of ours APIdaze will provide their assets via their A…

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The Five Elements Of Software Engineering For Mobile (Part 6)

May 20th, 2014 |

This is the final part of our series about the five elements of software engineering for mobile. Part one was about the main differences and challenges of software engineering for mobile vs “conventional” software engineering, part two was about making the right technical platform choices, part three was about getting the UX right, part four was about choosing the right methodologies, and part five was about enriching the app functionality by integrating with Internet-based APIs.

This …

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The Five Elements Of Software Engineering For Mobile (Part 5)

May 13th, 2014 |

This is the fifth part of our series about the five elements of software engineering for mobile. Part one was about the main differences and challenges of software engineering for mobile vs “conventional” software engineering, part two was about making the right technical platform choices, part three was about getting the UX right and part four was about choosing the right methodologies.

This blog…

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The Five Elements Of Software Engineering For Mobile (Part 4)

May 6th, 2014 |

This is the fourth part of our series about the five elements of software engineering for mobile. Part one was about the main differences and challenges of software engineering for mobile vs “conventional” software engineering, part two was about making the right technical platform choices and part three was about getting the UX right.

This blog post series is based on a keynote talk to comp…

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The Five Elements Of Software Engineering For Mobile (Part 3)

April 29th, 2014 |

This is the third part of our series about the five elements of software engineering for mobile. Part one was about the main differences and challenges of software engineering for mobile vs “conventional” software engineering and part two was about making the right technical platform choices.

This blog post series is based on a keynote talk to computing students at the Imperial College during the kick-off event for their summer group projects, aimed at the developmen…

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