It appears that Appcelerator is making some serious moves in the ever-growing API Management market. In order to really make that move, the company just finished the acquisition of API Management specialists Singly. By making itself stronger in this particular market, Appcelerator is only going to strengthen its enterprise level software-as-a-service offering. This offering is specially geared toward the mobile app development sector.
For its part, Singly has made a whole portfolio of pre-built API integrations as well as well as DataFabric layer that works well as a bugger for developers. This works best when APIs from third party developers are suddenly changing without much of a notice. DataFabric already has the ability to serve as an abstraction layer for APIs that come from sites such as LinkedIn and PayPal. There are a ton of very popular sites like Google (News - Alert) Calendar and Facebook that take advantage of this feature.
Appcelerator has put out a statement as far as what the company expects to do with their new acquisition. The company said that it plans to integrate Singly’s API management offering within the open source development environment known as Titanium. The company also plans to integrate the offerings with the Appcelerator Platform that is used for building native apps in the cloud.
Jeff Haynie, the Appcelerator CEO and founder explained in a company blog post that he believes that the acquisition should allow for a “dramatic reduction in the time, complexity and cost of connecting mobile apps to both public and private services and data sources."
Appcelerator has been working hard this summer to boost the kind of offerings it has for its customers. Back in May, the company announced that it had released a brand new module that connected to backend Oracle databases. All of these improvements are geared toward providing a better mobile experience for the company’s developers and customers.