18 Nov

The gods are being good to Network Operators

…or, the Network Providers/Operators must be having a blast.

The network providers are doing just fine… new cool handsets here and there, handset exclusivity on certain networks, message usage is up, data consumption is up, new services are coming up, very cool applications from web to native, developers and more developers, and prices are up…

Not too bad for the current state of the economy, don’t you agree?

I’ll tell you, mobility is the place to be…


10 Nov

The Programmable Web – 1,000 Web APIs (Nov 2008)

The Programmable Web reports that as of Nov 2008 it has 1,000 Web APIs on its directory.

You can see the distribution below (which looks pretty balanced all around) with Mapping APIs at the top:

And what is the preferred way to expose and consume Web APIs? The following chart shows REST at the top, with SOAP second:

(my recommendation, to use RESTful calls and XML Feeds, and consider JSON for mobile-to-server Data Interchange)