People develop APIs for all sorts of reasons. They might be trying to create a tool to facilitate internal processes where they work, they could be building an external product for customers, or they might be building a third party tool designed to mash-up other services. Read more
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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
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
Making mobile apps is not the developer driver it used to be. When it comes to monetizing the API space, the trend is towards enterprise hybrid cloud apps and platform agnostic products.
Instead of chasing microsales in app ecosystems controlled by the major players, dev shops and internal teams are building service specific applications that focus on traditional economies scrambling to modernize. Read more
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