Entering the Platform Age: 3 Key Lessons for Generating Real Platform Value

March 9th, 2016 |

Last week we had the pleasure of attending the awesome APIDays Australia event in Melbourne – congratulations to the team at Sixtree and APIDays for pulling off a great event (check out Frank Arrigo’s great write up!). The “Platforms for Innovation” theme was a great opportunity to go deep on a topic we cover all the time with our customers – how to deliver real value with a platform strategy.

The notion of “becoming a platform” has become ingrained in today’s IT and product discourse: platform strategies can transform markets (Uber is a prime example) and be the foundation for internal innovation. Unfortunately, despite the buzz it can be very hard to both pin down the real value of a platform to your organization and subsequently to really deliver. In the talk we cover both the value of platforms and the focus needed to …

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Understanding Mobile Developers

July 30th, 2014 |

VisionMobile’s Developer Economics Report 2014/Q3


In an earlier post, we announced that we had teamed up with VisionMobile as media partner for their 7th global survey for the Developer Economics Report 2014/Q3. We are very happy to announce that the final report is now available.

Developer Economics is the leading research program on mobile developers and the app economy, tracking developer experiences across platforms, revenues, apps, tools, APIs, segments and regions.

Based on a survey of 10,000+ app developers, the …

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The Connected Home – App Ecosystem Panel at Connections

May 21st, 2013 |

One of the great things that happens as a technology advances is seeing the great new uses it can get put to. On yesterday’s panel at Connections Connected Home Event in Las Vegas this week (collocated with CITA2013) there were some great opinions from the panelists on how the App Economy is evolving especially for the connected home. Panel details are here – with Panelists from Accedo, Apsalar, Adobe, Pandora and ourselves.

Getting content and services onto connected home devices, tapping into home infrastructure and creating a uniform experience is clearly. The panel covered a wide range of topics from integration with CE devices to business models and distribution.

Our take away from the panel was how key the interplay between device, app and API will be to create this uniform experience. While Apps are typically the element that …

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