One of the many interesting ways that people are using Airtable is to manage content. We're seeing users manage product information, events, member information, and more - and then publish that information to other systems, such as Web sites, apps, and so on.
Airtable's powerful API make this possible, by providing convenient, reliable, and secure access to data. When you create a new Airtable base, a custom API is automatically generated for you. Any changes that you make to the base - such as adding, changing, or removing tables, views, or columns - are immediately reflected in the API. Best of all, Airtable also generates thorough documentation for the API, providing examples of the data that is available, and sample code for authenticating and making calls to the API.
For Web and application developers, Airtable is a dream come true. The time and effort involved in developing a back end database, and an API for accessing the database, becomes trivial, and lets the developer focus more on developing the application.
And of course, users benefit as well. They can use Airtable's intuitive, spreadsheet-like interface to easily manage content.
In August, I'll be giving a Webinar to show how you can use Airtable and Xojo, the multi-platform development tool, to create native, database-driven iOS apps. We'll walk through the process of creating an Airtable base, explore the custom API that is generated, and then use Xojo's iOS framework to build a simple iOS app that pulls data from Airtable.
The Webinar will be held on August 18, 2015 at 1:00 PM (GMT-4:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada). Registration is now open, but space is limited.