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.
eeGeo 3D Map
||The eeGeo 3D Map API allows developers to embed a 3D map into other applications and services. The main API method is embedding a 3D map. eeGeo is a company that creates and provides interactive 3D...||Mapping||07.24.2016|
||The Pokémon Go API integrates applications with the augmented reality multiplayer game by Niantic. Pokémon Go combines vector tiles and a pool of geo-tagged photos from Google Maps, and the popular...||Games||07.19.2016|
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 Hexoskin RESTful API integrates metrics data into software. Hexoskin is a wearable biometric shirt that reports training, recovery, and sleep with the aim to optimize health performance....||Wearable||07.07.2016|
||The ThousandEyes API integrates data monitoring and performance features. It is available in JSON architecture with token. Resources include sandbox, tests metadata, and user management. ThousandEyes...||Monitoring||06.29.2016|