In Part 1 of our four-part look at the developer experience and business-to-developer (B2D) marketing strategies, we reviewed the toe-dipping exercise of gauging developer interest in an API and how to use a landing page signup to better define potential developer segments — or personas — who may need access to a business’ data assets via an API. In Part 2, we look at how two web services businesses, Unbounce and Wordtracker, have managed a private beta release of their APIs.
It seems like somewhere between the 9,000 and 10,000 mark, API providers shifted their strategies even further toward providing a strong, sophisticated and appealing developer experience from initial contact on. In this four-part series, ProgrammableWeb looks at current practices in B2D from pre-release, through private beta, to API documentation and to ongoing developer engagement. Each article surveys current practitioners and includes a resource list for those wanting to step up their B2D game.
Our API directory now includes 64 website APIs. The newest is the Page2Images API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Page Speed Online API. We list 2 Google Page Speed Online API mashups .
Digital Public Library Launch. Google Glass API could be foggy. Plus: Disrupt NY Hackathon, the new open world of banking, and 20 new APIs.
This week we had 111 new APIs added to our API directory including a form builder service, mobile application management platform, api pipelining service, in-store retail optimization service and cloud storage architecture service. We also covered a cutting edge motion controller and an API for server and website monitoring. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.