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.
||The BetterWorks API allows developers to integrate enterprise goal-setting software into their applications. BetterWorks provides a single platform from which users can manage their strategic plans,...||Goals||06.15.2016|
Better Business Bureau
||The Better Business Bureau API integrates business reviews' features into applications. Available in JSON protocol with token, the interface allows to search organizations, retrieve bulk data, and...||Business||05.26.2016|
||The ChartMogul Metrics API integrates metrics into applications and web services. It is available in JSON protocol with secure HTTPS. Authentication is required via account token and secret key....||Subscriptions||05.26.2016|
||The ChartMogul Enrichment API integrates enrichment features into applications and web services. It is available in JSON protocol with secure HTTPS. Authentication is required via account token and...||Subscriptions||05.26.2016|
||The ChartMogul Import API integrates data sources, customers, plans, and invoices into business applications. It is available in JSON protocol with secure HTTPS. Authentication is required via...||Subscriptions||05.26.2016|