APIs in Business

Building Effective API Programs: API Operations

May 7th, 2015 |

This is the sixth part of the Building Effective API Programs blog post series. In the previous parts we covered benefits of APIs, alignment between API programs, strategy and business models and API design and implementation. In this part, we discuss […]

Why mobile first really is API first: McKinsey’s South Korean e-commerce insights

May 6th, 2015 |

According to the very recent McKinsey & Company Insights publication Learning from South Korea’s mobile-retailing boom (May 2015), South Korea has a the highest smartphone penetration in the world. What is especially important for retail is that South Korean consumers spend […]

Imagining a Pied Piper API

April 30th, 2015 |

At 3scale we’ve been following the amazing story of Pied Piper, the hot new startup of Silicon Valley, for more than a year now. We were in the audience when they won TechCrunch Disrupt, and we’ve gotten really excited about […]

Growth in the API Economy – Congratulations Apigee on the IPO Plans

March 20th, 2015 |

  Some exciting news for APIs and the API Economy today — Apigee just announced its plans to IPO. Congratulations to them, and a great further validation of the booming API Infrastructure market. 3scale is now over 550 customers and growing quickly. […]

Building Effective API Programs: API Design and Implementation

February 12th, 2015 |

In the previous four parts of this series, we discussed API benefits, strategy, and business models. Good API design has some core principles which that may differ in implementation. The authors of APIs: A Strategy Guide have a great analogy: Every car has a steering wheel, brake pedals, and an […]

Building Effective API Programs: API Business Models

January 29th, 2015 |

What is the Right API for the Business Model? As discussed in the previous post, an API program must be embedded in the overarching business strategy and aligned with business goals. The business model is where the rubber meets the road […]

Building Effective API Programs: APIs and Strategy

January 8th, 2015 |

This is the third part of the Building Effective API Programs series. The introduction can be found here. To take advantage of the API benefits we discussed in the previous post, an effective API program must be rooted in an organization’s overarching […]

APIcast – The NEW, Free, Cloud-Hosted API Gateway from 3scale

December 10th, 2014 |

No Code Or Hardware Deployment Required. Up to 50,000 Calls Per Day. What Are You Waiting For? 3scale’s primary mission is to make it easier and less expensive to launch and operate an API.  As part of that effort we just launched APIcast, […]

Building Effective API Programs: Introduction

December 4th, 2014 |

Exposing assets (data or services) via APIs can prove to be extremely valuable for an organization. However in most cases, it’s not enough to solve only the technical challenges of opening an API. It can even be counterproductive for the […]

Practical Advice For The Stages Of The API Lifecycle (Part 4/4)

December 1st, 2014 |

Manfred will be presenting a related workshop: Practical API Lifecycle Management at APIdays Paris on Tuesday, December 2. The API lifecycle is made up of four stages, which an API provider would iterate through several times as part of an API program: […]