Posts Tagged: API business

The Ups and Downs of Creating An API Company

Matthew Broderick once quipped in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off that “life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” Sure, he wasn’t talking about API companies but he might as well have been. Read more

Designing API Usage Guidelines For Bot Clients

In the spring of 2017, Twitter published a series of guidelines for automated API users utilizing bots. These guidelines were created to help control the intent, actions, and result of bots on the service. Accordingly, there was some discussion about just what these guidelines did and didn’t do, and how valuable such a set of guidelines were. Read more

5 Types of APIs That Will Enhance Your Customer’s Shopping Experience

Consumer behavior is a very fickle thing. For decades — even longer — modern marketers have sought to discover what makes customers act the way they do. With the growth of the web, this question has become even more complicated. Technology has influenced consumer behavior, especially how they purchase things online. Read more

Insights From the Stack Overflow 2017 Developer Survey

It’s easy to become enveloped in “paradigm-shifting” technical dogma, to the point that API providers overlook personal qualities of the developers that consumer APIs and the end consumers affected by their implementations.

Thankfully, there is an “out”, so to speak, for this kind of behavior. Read more

What Qualities Make a Great API Product Owner?

The role of a web API product owner is still pretty nebulous, largely due to the fact that it’s a relatively new position. That’s interesting, because anyone keen on API business development knows just how valuable such a position is. A great API product owner can be hugely beneficial, and can leverage the product’s strengths to greater heights. Read more