In 2015 “there’s an API for that” became an oft-repeated phrase, entering the vernacular with the same frequency as the app-based equivalent. Fueling the usage of this phrase is an increasing number of organizations taking their products to market using a SaaS-first (Software-as-a-Service) approach, exposing an Application Programming Interface or API at the core of their offering. Read more
Posts Tagged: API business model
A top concern for treating your API as a product is creating a profitable business model. However, on the face of it, immediately charging people to use an API might seem like a strange thing to do, as adding a barrier to entry isn’t always desirable for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Read more
APIs are pretty important. You already know that, or you wouldn’t be a reader of this blog. To that end, we realize there’s an element of preaching to the converted in this post.
However, even some of those who understand the value of APIs may not know that there are countless companies out there that wouldn’t be around today without APIs. Read more
We are very excited to announce the release of our fourth eBook: “The API Lifecycle.” Visit our new dedicated eBooks page today to grab your FREE copy.
Introducing a FREE eBook for download: The API Lifecycle
The API Lifecycle presents an agile process for managing the life of a web API – the secret sauce to help establish quality standards for all API and microservice providers. Read more
By reading this article you’ll understand what factors make up the API Lifecycle Operations Stage, and how you should address them. Transforming your API into something developers will want to consume, and learning what impact this will have on your business are things we’ll consider at this stage. Read more