Why API Infrastructure should start at Free

APIs are increasingly becoming core to many Internet Businesses – from mobile to Desktop/Web. From day one at 3scale we’ve always believed that our API Infrastructure should be available for free forever in some form to enable companies large and small to go live, build their audiences and create these new critical new channels.

Our free service has hundreds of new signups per month – and these APIs reflect the amazing diversity of APIs that are being created. As programmableweb‘s directory of APIs ticks towards 7000 APIs we suspect we’ll see an explosion of many many more in the next few years.

API Infrastructure

Today’s announcement from Apigee on their free service shows we were right – the time is ripe for many more APIs to bloom and it’s part of of our role to help make that happen. We’re looking forward to the future and you’ll no doubt see more announcements on new extensions to both our free and paid services soon.

APIs are about openness – as infrastructure providers we’re proud to help make that happen!