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Creating Mobile Apps with Sencha Touch 2 by Bryan P. Johnson, John Earl Clark

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Chapter 7. The Decider: External APIs

One of the key aspects of mobile technology is the ability to tie different systems together into a meaningful application. More and more companies are allowing access to their programs and data through an Application Programming Interface or API. These APIs include things such as:

  • Maps via Google, Yahoo, and other providers
  • Music applications such as Rdio and Spotify
  • Location aware data providers such as Foursquare
  • Social networks such as Facebook and Google Plus
  • Photo services such as Flickr and Picassa

    Note

    You can get a rough idea of what is available, at http://www.programmableweb.com/apis.

This is just a small sampling of the data available to make your application more useful. The trick is how to get the data ...

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