Mobile is eating the world. Not only are mobile devices ubiquitous — there are now more mobile devices in the world than there are people — they are an essential tool in the brand marketer’s toolbox. Optimizing your customer experience and m-commerce application for all mobile devices is a business imperative. Here's a look at how Elastic Path is meeting the challenge of mobile commerce.


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You can tell a lot about a mobile commerce platform platform by its API. At Elastic Path, we believe that the API lies at the heart of mobile commerce. The API is how businesses will surface m-commerce functionality from inside great digital experiences to all types of devices.

Elastic Path is an API-centric ecommerce company, which means we have the world’s most advanced integration platform and API, Cortex. Here’s how an API can give you a strategic advantage when building mobile apps:

  • Elastic Path Cortex allows enterprises to bind resources from other business platforms into a unified API. Forrester Consulting found that a unified API is the key to future-proofing your mobile commerce application.
  • Elastic Path Cortex is the industry’s only API to conform rigorously to the HATEOAS constraint of REST Level 3 of the Richardson Maturity Model. If you’re not a mobile developer, that simply means our API is hands down the best in the industry. It allows you to deliver mobile commerce apps that are scalable, secure and future proof.
  • With Elastic Path Cortex, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to use it. Cortex eliminates the need for designers and developers to have knowledge of your backend enterprise systems.

Here’s what one well-known industry expert had to say about Elastic Path’s approach to API commerce technology:

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Kin Lane, mobile commerce expert

"I have seen the future of REST... They really deliver a sexy API."

— Kin Lane, noted expert on API technology and editor of API Evangelist.

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