INNOVATION, SOFTWARE, FUTURE TECH
Businesswire | March 23, 2023
Postman, the world’s leading API Platform, today announced the general availability of Postman Flows, a visual tool for creating API applications. Postman Flows simplifies building software by using APIs as the building blocks, allowing anyone to produce workflows, integrations, and automations in a collaborative environment without needing to write a single line of code.
With Postman Flows, the company is leaning into demand for a low-code solution that lets people build software without extensive programming experience. Using tens of thousands of readily available APIs, business users can manipulate data with API calls and create workflows. This allows everyone, from financial analysts and customer service agents to senior business leaders, to devise solutions to problems they encounter every day.
“APIs are the building blocks of modern software. However, those blocks have not always been accessible to everyone,” said Abhinav Asthana, co-founder and CEO of Postman. “We are on a mission to change this. With more than 25 million users across every continent, we believe Postman can accomplish this at a massive scale so that any user, anywhere, can build and participate in today’s API-first world.”
Postman Flows makes it simple to construct API applications without needing to write code or fiddle with a command line. Inspired by the concept of “blocks” to form and visualize an application, users simply drag the blocks, build the application, and deploy the workflow. And Postman Flows leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to enable users to manipulate data returned by APIs by simply typing out what they want to do in natural language, making it easy for all. Hundreds of thousands of users have already built API applications using Postman Flows during its beta program.
“Postman Flows is the sweet spot for us, as it gives our non-technical team members a low-code tool to build, document, test, and implement an API workflow,” said Thomas Schlegel, distinguished engineer at Built Technologies. “We can accomplish tasks faster with fewer errors, and we look forward to maximizing these benefits across the organization.”
“Postman Flows makes prototyping and testing easy,” said Sid Verma, partner engineer at Notion. “Building connections visually is more intuitive and clear, which results in spending more time building and less time digging through code. I’m excited to see the future of Flows and Notion!”
Postman is the world’s leading API platform, used by more than 25 million developers and 500,000 organizations, including 98% of the Fortune 500. Postman is helping developers and professionals across the globe build the API-first world by simplifying each step of the API lifecycle and streamlining collaboration—enabling users to create better APIs, faster. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and has an office in Bangalore, where it was founded. Postman is privately held, with funding from Battery Ventures, BOND, Coatue, CRV, Insight Partners, and Nexus Venture Partners.
AI TECH, GENERAL AI, AI APPLICATIONS
Appy Pie | March 13, 2023
Appy Pie Design, an online graphic design software, has launched a new feature called the AI Text to Image Generator. The feature uses Artificial Intelligence to enable designers, marketers, and content creators to quickly and easily create high-quality images from simple text input, saving time and increasing productivity.
Users can customize the font, color, and size of their text, and choose from a variety of image styles and themes to match their brand or message. The AI-powered technology generates high-quality images in seconds, making it a game-changer for anyone looking for compelling visual content.
Abhinav Girdhar, Founder and CEO of Appy Pie, said, "Appy Pie Design is very excited to bring this disruptive technology to market. We believe that the AI Text to Image Generator will be an indispensable tool for marketers and transform the way businesses create and share visual content. With its ease of use and powerful AI capabilities, it's a game-changer for anyone looking for compelling visual content." He further added, "It's an exciting time for Appy Pie Design as we continue to innovate and deliver cutting-edge solutions that help our customers succeed in the digital age."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
The AI Text to Image Generator is expected to transform the way businesses create and share visual content and will be an indispensable tool for marketers. Appy Pie Design aims to continue innovating and delivering cutting-edge solutions to help its customers succeed in the digital age.
About Appy Pie
Appy Pie is a well-known no-code development platform that allows businesses to turn their ideas into reality without the need for technical knowledge. Appy Pie LLP owns the platform, which provides a variety of no-code tools such as an app builder, website builder, graphic design software, chatbot builder, workflow automation platform, help desk software, and live chat software. Appy Pie's App Maker is well-known around the world for its innovative features, ease of use, and low cost. According to Capterra, it is one of the most comprehensive no-code application development software for businesses of all sizes. Furthermore, GetApp named Appy Pie the world's fastest-growing cloud-based DIY Mobile App Builder. Appy Pie is a one-stop shop for businesses that need no-code solutions to start, run, and grow. Mobile app development, website development, chatbot development, automation, design, knowledge base, help desk, and many other products and services are available on the platform.
INNOVATION, SOFTWARE, FUTURE TECH
Fivetran | February 09, 2023
Fivetran, a world leader in automated data movement, has launched Fivetran Lite, a new offering that brings more SaaS connectors to market faster. The Lite connectors are backed by Fivetran's commitment to high quality, data integrity, and security, and they can be developed in a fraction of the time it takes to develop Fivetran's standard connectors.
The Lite connectors meet the increasing demand for managed connectors for a growing number of SaaS services. The By Request Program enables Fivetran to build new Lite connectors in as little as 30 days, and the company expects to introduce hundreds of new connectors over the next year, bringing the total number of fully-managed connectors to over 500.
Head of Product at Fivetran, Alexander Lovell, said, “Our customers, like all enterprises, are under enormous budgetary pressure and are looking for every available way to streamline their operations and cut infrastructure costs. Developing homegrown connectors and maintaining data pipelines is a heavy economic burden they do not need to take on.”
(Source - Businesswire)
Fivetran Lite connectors provide consumption-based pricing and follow the February 1, 2023, launch of Fivetran's new free plan, which is aimed at growing businesses with low data volumes. This commitment to creating Lite connectors that provide both data integrity and security in a fraction of the time it takes to develop Fivetran standard connectors is part of Fivetran’s effort to meet the increasing demand for managed connectors for SaaS applications.
Fivetran automates data movement in and out of cloud data platforms. It automates the most time-consuming parts of the ELT process, such as extracts, schema drift handling, and transformations, allowing data engineers to focus on higher-impact projects while maintaining total pipeline peace of mind. With 99.9% uptime and self-healing pipelines, Fivetran facilitates hundreds of leading brands around the world to accelerate data-driven decisions and drive business growth, including Autodesk, JetBlue, Conagra Brands, Lionsgate, Morgan Stanley, and Ziff Davis. Its headquarters are in Oakland, California, and it has offices all over the world.