The API lifecycle is made up of four stages, which an API provider would iterate through several times as part of an API program: Plan/Design, Build/Integrate, Operate/Manage, and Share/Engage. You can find a more detailed description of the API Lifecycle in the first post, in which we also describe the Plan/Design stage.
API Lifecycle Stage 2: Build/Integrate
After the objectives of the Plan/Design stage are achieved, an API provider can move on to the Build/Integrate stage. This stage entails the real development of the API. This usually means coding an API from scratch, integrating with existing systems, or a mix of both. Based on the paradigms, technologies, or data formats chosen in the Plan/Design phase, this can be more or less complex and time-consuming. Especially for RESTful APIs there is already a plethora of frameworks and libraries available, which help to build such …
API Crash Course
As part of our collaboration with Startupbootcamp Berlin, the leading global startup accelerator with a focus on Smart Transportation & Energy, we ran an API Crash Course workshop. The slides are available on SlideShare and embedded at the bottom of this post. In the workshop we introduced the various business benefits of APIs, how these could be leveraged as an organization and gave some examples of successful case studies. In the second part of the workshop, we covered the various stages of the API lifecycle and introduced best practices and tools for each stage. We will publish details related to each of the four stages of the API lifecycle in a 4-part blog post. The remainder of this post is the first part of this series.
The API Lifecycle
We see the API lifecycle as made up of four stages, which an API provider would iterate through several times as part of a…
Looking Forward to The Next “Transportation Miracle”
We’re proud to announce 3SCALE as the official API partner of the Smart Transportation & Energy accelerator — Startupbootcamp in Berlin. We’ll provide assistance to the eleven startup teams chosen for this accelerator program and be their partners in all things API. This includes design, technology, strategy, marketing, and adoption — essentially an effort to provide them every advantage in their endeavors. As part of this we’re sponsoring the
It is all over the tech news – transportation service provider Uber launched their API. That means Uber now allows programmable access to their core services including passing a destination address to the Uber app, display pickup times, fare estimate provision, and trip history access. More services are to come. Clearly, this move allows Uber to tap into a range of new opportunities.
By opening their services via APIs, Uber addresses the following API Economy use cases:
1. Developing Massive Reach By providing an API, Uber makes the critical move from being a service to becoming a platform provider. The benefit being that Uber can leverage network effects and access a multitude of new channels by doing so. As Gartner vice president Nick Jones t…
3scale joined forces with the Startupbootcamp – the leading global startup accelerator – to organize the Smart Transportation and Energy hackathon. This hackathon is organized with the Startupbootcamp center Berlin, which focuses on topics around transport and energy.
The hackathon will be kicked-off on Friday (June 13th) evening with some keynote talks. Two of our customers will provide their APIs for the hackathon: FlightStats and TransiCast. Both will be introduced and provided for th…