Posts Tagged: api business models

The Reality of Disruptive Tech

Don’t let trendy terms overrule crucial business decisions

We’ve all seen tech marketers use a trendy phrase to push their offerings. Some of these phrases get muddled in the push to promote and they begin to lose a bit of their impact. Read more

eBook Release: The API Economy – Disruption and the Business of APIs

We are very excited to announce that we have released a new eBook! Download The API Economy for Free HERE, or name your price on LeanPub.

APIs are all around us, driving the digital world and largely responsible for some pretty astounding industry disruption. Read more

Tracking the Growth of the API Economy

APIs are nothing new. Salesforce and eBay first allowed access to their web APIs in the year 2000, and other organizations were tinkering with the idea of exposing endpoints even before that.

The past few years, however, have seen such explosive growth that the API space is evolving more rapidly than ever before. Read more

API Model Canvas: Developer Experience is a Key Ingredient of Quality APIs

According to The State of API Survey Report 2016 by Smartbear, nearly 85% of the respondents agree that API quality is crucial to their organization. The same survey identifies the top three reasons keeping organizations from delivering quality APIs are:

1) Increased demands for speed 2) Lack of integration between tools and systems 3) Managing expectations of different stakeholders

A remedy for the first reason can be found by fine-tuning architecture and optimizing code. Read more

Sectors for Exploitation with APIs

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