APIs and books: Amazon, Google Books, ISBN and their open APIs

APIs and books: Amazon, Google Books, ISBN and their open APIs

Books also have a place in the world of APIs. In this article we analyze the details and features of Amazon, Google Books and ISBN's open APIs, and take a look at book identifiers.

6 things that you didn't know had APIs behind them

6 things that you didn't know had APIs behind them

APIs are more prevalent in our daily lives than most of us realize. To prove it, below we pinpoint 6 things that you probably never imagined concealed one or several APIs. Programming interfaces make life so much easier for programmers and developers, and for you too. Below is a list of things that you may be surprised to find out have an API running under the hood.
APIs and Insurtech

APIs and Insurtech

Insurtech is –for the time being– the fintech companies' little brother. We take a closer look at the Insurtech sector and pick out four international online tools that offer their APIs for medical, driving, life and other types of insurance to the public. Insurtech is –for the time being– the fintech companies' little brother. The technology for the insurance market is advancing at a slower pace than in the financial markets, although they share a large part of the same spirit. Insurtech is among the fields with the most promising future.

The role of APIs in UX

To foster the use of your API and to make it understandable it is essential to think of the user experience provided to other developers. We tell the UX characteristics you must take into account when you create, organize and maintain a set of APIs. You can never go wrong if you create APIs you would like to use yourself. It's not complicated at all to create an API with good user/development experience. To do so, you can follow a list of rules that are somewhat abstract but that you must bear in mind at all times.

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Case study: searching flights becomes easier thanks to an API

Searching flights becomes easier thanks to an API

Since last June, Liverpool airport offers its passengers the option of searching for flights using the Skyscanner API without leaving its own website. Passengers can find the lowest airfares for flights departing from John Lennon airport. The airline sector is constantly innovating, and has certainly found a perfect partner for improving its customers' experience in the field of APIs.
What to expect from the best testing tools for mobile apps

What to expect from the best testing tools for mobile apps

There are many tools today available for testing mobile apps. Some of them are specific for iOS or Android environments and others suitable for any kind of operating system, both for testing with real users and for automatic tests. This is a list of the best testing solutions to check the absence of failures.
Case Study: See how an API is revolutionizing the London theater scene

Case Study: See how an API is revolutionizing the London theater scene

The world of culture has begun to use the potential of APIs to improve profitability, create alliances and offer better services to the public. The British company London Theatre Direct (LTD) is an example of success through the use of a management API. It is using Mashery API Management by TIBCO Software.
5 interesting articles about the power of open data

5 interesting articles about the power of open data

Open data are revolutionizing the way solutions are proposed and decisions are made. It is impossible to calculate their potential and they are the topic of reports in mainstream as well as specialized media all over the world. Spain is the leader in management of open data in public digital services, according to the latest issue of the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which was recently published by the European Union.

Blockchain: what is it and how it works

Blockchain is one of the hottest concepts around right now. But what is it, what is it for and what is its future? If you need answers to these questions, this article will give you some insight into this disruptive technology.  

Practical cases: aggregated data APIs that contribute to social improvement

The advantages of aggregated data APIs can be harnessed for a number of projects, some with a very powerful impact on society in fields such as medicine, climate change and security.

Advantages of using aggregated data APIs in your business

Data is the new oil. Its potential grows exponentially every day, and it has now become an essential factor for growing and driving businesses in different sectors. Aggregated data APIs may be the perfect partner.

BBVA data in the fight against climate change

Big data could be an extraordinary weapon in the fight against climate change. This is being demonstrated by the UN Global Pulse ‘Data for Climate Action’ project, a pioneering private-sector initiative providing data and tools for the fight against climate change, in which BBVA is fully engaged.

Ebook: Big Data in 'fintech' ecosystem
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Ebook: Big Data in 'fintech' ecosystem

Learn how financial institutions are betting on the Big Data and Artificial Intelligence through APIs that help banks to define products, segmenting customers and detect possible fraud. Throughout...

Mobile web and monetization
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Ebook: Mobile web and monetization

Google's two latest projects refer to the websites of the future and are mostly focused on content loading speed and user experience. These two issues have become an obsession for Google, not only...

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Ebook: Predictive APIs, a new level to value data

The value of analytics as a key element in business decision-making is beyond question. Companies have gradually incorporated analytics and the concept of metrics of success into their decision-...

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