[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/177624745"] Continue reading ‘Enterprise and APIs’ with Kin Lane, Session 2
Charging money for your APIs is the obvious form of monetization. Yet there are other important ways of driving revenue through use of APIs. Any use of APIs that broadens and strengthens your Business Ecosystem will ultimately also increase your revenue stream. This can be achieved through open API's, an open platform powered by APIs... Continue reading Is API Monetization always about Money?
The integration needs of mobile apps tend to be diverse and tend to evolve rapidly. So while right now it may look like your two mobile apps need the same data… and you may be lucky enough to leverage existing APIs for the new app…. if these two apps are fundamentally different then it... Continue reading Sometimes it is better to clone an API than to reuse it
Government APIs - Help meet the age old political promise to "do more with less". By using APIs in Government agencies the cost to deliver services to the citizens can be reduced. Mobile apps can be created with less impact on existing infrastructure, partnering between agencies can be enhanced, and new opportunities to... Continue reading Government APIs – Do more with less
Getting going quickly with a Cloud-hosted API platform is awesome because of how fast you can get started without having to worry about any infrastructure setup and management. But what if you need full infrastructure control? The right API platform let's you decide or choose both, and get the ultimate freedom and flexibility. An on-premise... Continue reading Why is a Cloud-ready API Platform such a Big Deal?
How do you overcome multiple silos of mobile initiatives and more importantly how do you compensate for mobile app rejections? Learn about how APIs can help you with creating mobile apps in a Controlled Innovation mode. Also, learn how to create a baseline to control multiple mobile initiatives in your organization? Continue reading What powers the Mobile economy?
A common myth in parts of the API community is that governance bogs everything down. But governance is about making good decisions — making sure that the right people make the right decisions at the right time and for the right reasons, based on the right information. So if an API is important to your... Continue reading The need for API Governance
The role of APIs is controlled simplicity. Hide complexity, simplify what the mobile developer sees/consumes, but at the same time provide appropriate business and IT operational control. Of course it all has to be fast and cheap from API construction to API sharing to API control. Ideally, an API ecosystem should be community-centric. An effective... Continue reading Already doing Mobile, why do I need API Management?
Handling changes in API should be versioned when needed and the API consumer community should be notified well before the new version becomes available. Different versioning mechanisms are available for API; there is no clear guideline which one should be followed for a specific API. There might be some cases when multiple versions... Continue reading With APIs, Change Happens. API Versioning Options to Consider
To experiment with "APIs of Things" you need a place where it is easy to wire together software, APIs and devices, and where deployment is as simple as a click. This type of environment will grow in value and sophistication as the number of standardized “APIs of Things” grows. Yet no matter how large the... Continue reading APIs and the Internet of Things – Building a Playground