SAN FRANCISCO (May 2, 2017) – HappyCo, a San Francisco-based software company that builds mobile and cloud applications for enterprise workforces to run their operations in real time, has released Happy API, an application programming interface that supports fast integration of data collected using the Happy Inspector app into corporate applications and databases for seamless workflows and reporting. Because it’s based on gRPC — a modern communication protocol open sourced by Google, it simplifies client-server coding and speeds up implementation.
"Data is key for any organization, but integrating it with existing systems is what drives real value," said Andrew Mackenzie-Ross, cofounder and CTO of HappyCo. "Customers will be able to integrate HappyCo products with much greater ease and speed without having to write boilerplate client code because gRPC acts as a translator between client systems and our own. This solves a critical problem that many organizations face every day."
The Happy API also features Streaming, an event notification system to manage data updates to the HappyCo platform, allowing API customers to subscribe to events using a single API call — no queuing logic required. With MyID, clients can trigger API actions using their own unique identifier — creating, finding, updating, and deleting objects using their existing IDs without the need for an extra column in their database.
"It was critical for Parkchester to be able to integrate the data we collect in HappyCo into our company’s data warehouse — for both comprehensive property reporting and for application in other key workflows," said Stephen J. Warren, Chief Financial Officer at Parkchester Preservation Management, an early user of the product. "We’re thrilled with how quickly we were able to integrate on our side with the Happy API — six hours of pretty straightforward coding was all that was required to connect our data warehouse to HappyCo’s API."
HappyCo (happy.co) is a San Francisco-based software company that builds mobile and cloud solutions to enable real-time property operations. Its Happy Inspector product has 2.2M units on its platform and has captured more than 175 million photos. The company was founded in 2011 and is privately held.