3scale has teamed up with VisionMobile – the leading research company in the app economy and mobile business models – to support their 7th global Developer Economics study surveying over 7,000 mobile app developers.
VisionMobile produces extremely valuable insights into developer attitudes, trends, platform mindshare, tools and monetization opportunities. A lot of mobile industry players use that info — including us — and that’s why we support this work.
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As the API Ecosystem grows, at 3scale we often asked where growth is fastest and how to characterize certain trends. While this is challenging to do, sites like Programmableweb provides great data of many public APIs and regularly feature trend analysis (see John Musser’s excellent “Hot or Not” Presentation Gluecon for example).
To dig deeper though, we decided to try to classify a snapshot of 1000 of the latest APIs recently registered on Programmableweb, with some surprising results.
The study took the latest 1000 APIs registered in the Programmableweb directory prior to the 2nd of May 2012 and analysed them in various ways. Hence the sample stretches from the 17th of January until the 2nd of May 2012. The directory is now over 6000 APIs and those latest 1000 were added in just 90 days – so it’s recent snapshot and should tell us something. The APIs were classified in a n…