4 basic principles of an API ecosystem

As the API economy matures, an increasing number of organizations are co-creating API-based products in collaboration with other ecosystem members — including customers, partners, independent developers, software vendors, etc. Empowered with a fresh perspective of consumer-centric thinking, organizations should be open to reimagining value creation in collaboration with their partners. 

5 API ecosystem lessons from David Timby: APIs Unplugged

On this episode of APIs Unplugged, Mike Amundsen and Matt McLarty speak with API business leader David Timby. David shares his expertise in business development and product strategy, which he has honed in his time with leading API and SaaS organizations. Most recently, David worked in B2B operations at StubHub, where he was involved in managing the API products that connected their vibrant digital ecosystem of consumers,

Creating a thriving API ecosystem starting with the API experience

September 30 2020

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APIs are the digital access point to the business capabilities that power the digital economy. The most successful digital organizations recognize that their APIs grow in value the more they are connected to a broader ecosystem of applications, developers, partners, and customer experiences.

What is an API ecosystem strategy and why do you need one?

The Edison light globe was a revolution in technology, and was the ‘killer-app’ for starting wide-spread use of electricity at the turn of the 20th Century. Today, while we have the bayonet type of socket adapter or ‘interface,’ we still have the original screw type interface that Edison invented. What may be a lesser known and scary fact is that the original deployment of electricity itself didn’t rely on the ubiquitous electric power point that we all know today,

API governance: Asset approval process

In our previous blog, we covered the overview of governance posture for organizations. In this blog, we will take a deep dive into identifying the family of assets in the API ecosystem and their approval process. The aspects covered in this blog are highlighted in orange in the image below. As with any initiative an approval process spreads across different pillars and stages of the governance process as shown in the following matrix.

Developers in the API ecosystem: a discussion with Caroline Lewko of WIP

developer ecosystem concept

One of the most important parts of an organization’s API ecosystem is the community of developers who build applications that consume its APIs. The success of an API strategy often depends on understanding the target audience of developers for your APIs, identifying their different sub-groups, and then consciously growing the community.