Mashup, according to definition of Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mashup_(web_application_hybrid) “is a web page or web application that uses and combines data, presentation or functions form two or more sources to create new services.”
For a long time, the only way to “mashup” is to write a computer program that calls APIs from different Web services. With innovative Web applications such as IFTTT (https://ifttt.com/) and Zapier (https://zapier.com/), any user can create a mashup from many sources.
Please use single line space format with a font size of 11. The length should be about 1 page . The essay should have the following three sections
- 1)What are the essential functions of IFTTT and Zapier? What is the major difference between IFTTT and Zapier?
- 2)Give a real example that IFTTT or Zapier can be used.
- 3)Please describe how web services are combined in your example and give at least one benefit of the mashup.