To be a successful API provider means actively engaging with your developer community to build up your ecosystem of developers and partners. This research report looks at the growth patterns of eight successful API providers and the strategies they employed to gain traction.
Contentful is a content management service managed via APIs that lets users upload and store content, create web and mobile interfaces and more. This case study looks at how Contentful drove engagement and eventually adoption through the use of SDKs, both official and community contributed.
Edmunds is an automotive research website that offers APIs for developers to access automotive content. This case looks at Edmunds’ focus on encouraging third parties to be viable businesses via the Edmunds APIs. Edmunds also focuses on outreach activities including hosting an accelerator program.
||Worldbox provides reports about companies around the world. Information such as company credit reports, company profiles, management reports, and legal status is available. The Worldbox API is used...||Business||04.21.2016|
Threat Stack Webhook
||Threat Stack Webhook API is a cloud-based security solution that enhances the speed and synchrony of apps that resolve cross-platform events. Users can customize its configurations to automatically...||Cloud||04.20.2016|
Helcim Payment Gateway
||The Payment Gateway API by Helcim connects businesses in Canada and the USA with credit card processing services. Accept online payments in the form of Interac Visa, Interac Debit, Visa, American...||Payments||04.19.2016|
||The Vendasta API integrates sales and marketing features into business applications. As a platform, protocols are available in JSON and HTTP, while authentication is required via Key. Vendasta is an...||Business||04.18.2016|
||The RESTful API for Reckon One is a modular accounting system that allows developers to turn modules on and off each month to manage business costs. Protocols available in JSON...||Accounting||04.13.2016|