Posts Tagged: business model

The Ultimate Guide to Pricing Your API

Guest Post by RapidAPI with benchmark data on 1,800 APIs

There’s big money in the API economy. Last year alone, $500 million was invested into API-driven companies. But the rise of this new economy begs some key pricing questions. Read more

Great APIs Are Like Lego Bricks

We’ve written plenty about different API monetization models and monetizing your API using a freemium model in the past, but just as important is envisioning how your API might fit into your business model as a whole.

Obviously, this is something that will differ hugely from company to company — in the case of a business like Twilio, the API is the core product. Read more

6 Steps To Evolve an API into a Lucrative Platform

There’s a certain breed of developer that has been talking about the benefits APIs can offer for many years now. In fact, if you’re reading this article, it’s likely that you’re one of them!

But it’s only in recent years, in part thanks to the rise of consumer facing services like IFTTT and Zapier, that more and more people have come around to this point of view. Read more

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5 Tips for Starting Your Public API Journey

New public APIs hit the market all the time. Behind these APIs sit a myriad of different providers; individual developers, startups and established businesses who have all concluded that they need a public API program in order to better serve their audience.  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