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Gogo Joins Forces with Apigee

May 23, 2014

Apigee, developer of a platform for digital acceleration, and Gogo, a communications service provider to the global aviation industry, have partnered to deliver a platform for developing new apps and in-flight experiences.

According to a release, with the Apigee-powered Gogo Platform, airline partners and digital app companies can leverage Gogo APIs to build new apps for passengers and crew.

"Gogo is committed to using our in-flight platform to create new and engaging experiences for flying on Gogo equipped aircraft, whether that's for passengers or crew" said Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo's chief commercial officer. "Apigee is the leader in API technology, and we believe that this partnership will open new doors and allow us to effectively work with partners to quickly deliver innovative and engaging apps to airline customers."

The Gogo Platform is open to registered partners and provides access to a custom developer portal powered by Apigee, where users can access APIs such as gogoFlightInfo, gogoAuthCustomer, and gogoPurchase. Gogo APIs have already been leveraged by partners to deliver unique app experiences. For example, an airline has leveraged the Gogo APIs to create an app that encourages networking among business travelers in the air, and a location-sharing company has developed an app that enables travelers to allow family and friends to track their planes from the ground for accurate arrival times. With the Apigee-powered Gogo Platform, partners can seamlessly access Gogo's purpose-built APIs to deliver mobile apps that enhance travel.

"A healthy developer community and a diverse partner ecosystem is a sign of a thriving enterprise and a leading indicator of digital success," said Ed Anuff, Apigee vice president of product strategy. "Gogo has turned to Apigee to help build a platform that delivers the power and flexibility to enable third-party app development at scale, for both mobile and operational applications. We believe Gogo is redefining the in-flight experience and look forward to continuing to work with them to accelerate the execution of their vision."

Gogo's platform is supported by the Apigee Edge API platform. With Apigee Edge, enterprises can quickly build mobile and digital initiatives using APIs, apps and data. Built from the ground up for the requirements of modern apps and APIs, Apigee supports secure scaling of up to billions of APIs, with low latency and high availability worldwide.

More information:

www.gogoair.com

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