Success for an API provider depends on a number of factors, all of which can affect the growth of their developer ecosystem. The studies in this series looked at a number of strategies used including API developer support, API business model, developer onboarding, API discoverability, and more.
Edmunds.com APIs (2)
||The Edmunds Media API offers access to the photo content of a dealership inventory. Uses of the API include to get photos by tag, by style ID, by vehicle model, and by year. Formats in JSON, JSONP,...||Auto||12.02.2015|
||Edmunds.com is a third-party automotive website that provides users with information on different make and models of vehicles of their interest. WIth the Editorial API, developers can integrate the...||Auto||10.20.2014|
Podio is a SaaS provider that lets customers create their own apps and workflows. This study looks at how Podio has focused on their core business use case by supporting technologies often found in the enterprise and how they launched a marketplace to ease discovery of 3rd party integrations.
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.