Posts Tagged: partner APIs


Is Your API the Cinderella or the Crown Princess?

Have you noticed that your API sometimes feels a bit misunderstood, seen as a sideline or a purely technical solution?

This might happen because you put your API to do menial work with no real business strategy. It may also be because the API documentation is not pretty, correct, or understandable. Read more

APIs Are Evolving The B2B Landscape

APIs Are Evolving The B2B Landscape

Phone, fax, and email. Archaic methods of communication are still the bane of corporate partnership exchanges. 700,000 fax machines were purchased between 2011 & 2012, and to this day, practitioners in healthcare and law adamantly believe fax to be the most “protected” form for sending documents. Read more


Equipping Your API With The Right Armor

APIs are as vast and varied as the systems that depend on them; while some systems may handle client data, payments, and collaborative research, other APIs may handle less important data such as social media and image sharing.

Due to the variations in application and usage, APIs face a unique set of considerations and issues arising from their availability that no other system faces – the difference between having an API for public consumption or one intended for internal use, in certain circumstances, can mean the difference between megalithic success and catastrophic failure. Read more


How APIs Are Disrupting The Way We Think

The concept of disruption has been given regal status across businesses, startups, and tech circles in recent years. With such great emphasis placed on change, user experiences are inevitably facing evolution as well. Application programming interfaces or APIs have great transformative powers to disrupt business, but are they also altering the way we think? Read more

Developing the API Mindset ebook

e-book Released: Developing The API Mindset for Private, Partner, and Public APIs

Over the last week we followed the API blogosphere discussion surrounding API nomenclature. Steven Willmott does a good job of summing up the recent debate in a 3Scale post, Public Vs. Private APIs.

Interesting timing… we have been compiling an eBook that not only defines a taxonomy for API types but offers insightful business strategies for each variation. Read more