Single purpose API
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.
Berlin Public Transport REST
||The Berlin Public Transport REST API offers access to the Public Transportation Agency of Berlin and Brandenburg (VBB). This API does not have call limits, does not require an API Key, and requires...||German||07.11.2016|
||The Thousand Eyes API integrates data monitoring and performance features. It is available in JSON architecture with token. Resources include sandbox, tests metadata, and user management. Thousand...||Monitoring||06.29.2016|
||The OUIAPI integrates stops, fares, and passenger data into bus transportation applications in Europe. It is available in JSON format with an API Key. Ouibus is part of French state railways SNCF and...||Transportation||06.23.2016|
||The Citymapper API integrates city data into applications, including transportation and maps. Developers can GET information about transit time between two points. Sign up for an Api Key and receive...||Cities||06.15.2016|
||The 511NY API integrates New York's traffic data. It is available in REST protocol with a developer Key. Traffic speeds, incidents, roadwork, and cameras can be included in new mobile traffic...||New York City||06.13.2016|