SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 05, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Apigee® (NASDAQ:APIC), developer of an intelligent API platform for digital business, today announced that aWhere, an agricultural technology (AgTech) company that uses data to deliver newfound visibility and insights to farmers, commercial growers, and policymakers, has selected Apigee’s API management software to help it harness the power of APIs (application programming interfaces) in its “agriculture intelligence” solutions.
Certified as a B Corporation – a company certified to meet standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency – aWhere leverages the Apigee Edge platform to enable access to more than one billion data points from across the globe every day. aWhere turns this data into actionable insights to help enable better decision making in agriculture at both the local level and on a global scale. The company collects and analyzes weather data, agronomic information and other key forecasting data from public and proprietary sources to help farmers optimize crop performance. For example, through aWhere’s customers’ apps, farmers in Uganda can know to wait an additional 15 days to plant beyond their original plan; following this insight can help them better plan for weather and increase their yield by up to three times.
With APIs at the center of aWhere’s innovative agricultural intelligence solutions, the AgTech innovator has selected Apigee for API management in order to help unlock new efficiencies across the product line. The Apigee Edge API management software has also helped enable aWhere to launch a Developer Community Portal, which gives developers easy access to aWhere APIs for building applications that can support farmers worldwide.
“The innovation aWhere is bringing to global agriculture illustrates the power of digital connectivity powered by APIs – at scale,” said Ed Anuff, Apigee vice president of strategy. “Agriculture is being revolutionized by new information about farming and mobile applications, and aWhere’s targeted, real-time agronomic and weather data is helping take AgTech to the next level.”
Apigee’s intelligent API platform helps businesses use APIs to securely share data and services across devices to serve customers in a real-time, anywhere-anytime fashion and use data to continually improve the customer experience. Apigee’s platform today includes Apigee Edge, its flagship API management product; Apigee Insights, an advanced predictive analytics product; and Apigee Link, an API-first product for the Internet of Thing (IoT). Most recently, Apigee introduced Apigee Sense, an intelligent API security product.
“APIs are enabling agricultural intelligence on a scale never before thought possible,” said Stewart Collis, co-founder and CTO of aWhere. “Apigee’s intelligent API management gives us the power to deliver the visibility and analytics that are changing how yield-optimization works and helping our customers feed the world – from the independent farmer conserving water on a California farm to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation bringing agriculture technology to farms in Africa.”
Founded in 1999, aWhere collects and analyses over a billion points of data from around the globe each day to create unprecedented visibility and insight known as Agricultural Intelligence, critical decision making information from farm level through to national policy.
Apigee provides an intelligent API platform for digital business acceleration. Many of the world's largest organizations select Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 of the Fortune 100, five of the top 10 Global 2000 retail brands, and six of the top 10 global telecommunications companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Burberry, Shell, Live Nation, and First Data. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has over 400 employees worldwide.
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