RESTful Web API’s
The AppliGate site has been converted to a RESTful Web API application. It now also supports iPhone and Android devices. The site is fast to our opinion.
Why a Web Site based on REST principles?
With the advent of mobile devices we were looking for an environment where we could easily adapt to new opportunities. We wanted a model where we could easily cope with different web representations for the various devices. Also we wanted be able to easily and quickly create new web pages.
We have achieved this with our new web site by using REST and HTTP principles and one data model.
The conversion is now a fact. The audience will not directly notice it. But when we moved to JSON / HTML we could very quickly realize the representation for an iPhone. We are very happy with the result.