• In more technical terms, an API is a set of requirements and regulations that control access a slice of a system or piece of a program. APIs streamline the development process by allowing new solutions and software stacks to integrate on existing ones.
  • What Is an API: First and Third Party APIs

    by Matt Francis, May 09, 2017

    In computer programming, an application programming interface (API) is like a gate. On one side, there is the wider world and on the other is something you would like access to. To gain access you must pass through the gate and to do that you must play by the rules.
  • Finding a relevant API is the beginning of streamlining your software development process. Once you have found a third party API that will save you time, money and energy, the final step is to integrate that API into your software. In this article I will list a number of factors you should consider when integrating your third party API.
  • Third Party API Traps: How You Can Avoid Them

    by David Burkett, Aug 16, 2016

    Third party APIs will more often than not save a business money, however there are some mistakes which, if made, may impact on the value of the API. It’s important for the user deploying the API to ensure they integrate it effectively. It’s also important for the vendor (who created the API) to offer a faultless API. In this article I will talk about mistakes commonly made by the user and the vendor.
  • What's In Your Treasure Chest: Valuing Your API

    by David Burkett, Jul 08, 2016

    So you’ve just built and populated an API (application programming interface) and you’re thinking, that was a lot of fun, what now? Well it’s usually good to determine exactly how valuable your API is. This valuation should be made irrespective of whether you’ve developed your API for internal use or external use. Developing an API for external use generally means you’ve intended for the API to be used by others as a third party API. Third party API’s are highly sought after, especially if it’s relevant to the other party. Check out this article for more on third party API’s and what makes them so valuable.
  • Remember when you were young and dreamed about the day interactive robot’s would become a norm in society. Well, with the innovation boom in full swing and better technology available, that day may be sooner than you think. What’s currently in the innovation spotlight? That would be this concept of the Internet of Things. The quintessential textbook definition suggests the Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment.
  • Third Party APIs: Why They're a Lifesaver

    by Matt Francis, May 06, 2016

    Developing an API is never easy, it’s made harder by the first decision you must make – do I develop my API in house or externally? There are benefits associated with each but this article will focus on the benefits associated with using third party APIs.
  • Over the past weekend WorkingMouse attended the Health Startup Weekend. We live our work and it is always beneficial to attend events like this to keep ourselves fresh. The problem we tackled is huge in Australia, if you're a health startup or software vendor, how do you use and stay compliant with the eHealth protocol? This article reveals some of our insight into this problem and we propose a possible course of action as a solution.