resources efficiently and quickly to create added value for own customers. Considering application developers as primary customers Building blocks utilized are own APIs and open APIs provided by other organizations (free or commercial) Source: Moilanen Jarkko et al, 2018, API-talous 101, Alma Talent 1 2 3
Low level specific integrations or internal APIs No interest to let even partners access this far. Integration platform APP Tablet APP APP Tablet APP API Public Partner GET /products POST /order API Public Partner GET /products POST /order Tablet APP ERP, sales management, warehouse system, logistics system/provider Enduser applications and services developed internally or by 3rd parties Web app AR VR AI
APIs Open API Public API Partner API Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Maybe Maybe No Yes Maybe No No Available for anyone to register? Public support available for adopting API? Pay for usage? Open license for data? Marjukka Niinioja & Jarkko Moilanen, API-talous 101 (2018) Let’s play API darts!
100 billion worth transactions, creates 1,5 billion revenue with 1 API Is API Economy big? allows individuals and businesses to receive payments over the Internet. Stripe provides the technical, fraud prevention, and banking infrastructure required to operate on-line payment systems Est. 2010
• Efficient (response time + purpose) • Reliable (performance + product future) • Easy onboarding (self service expected) • Getting started (console, examples) • Uptodate documentation • Support Jarkko Moilanen, APItalisti.fi @kyyberi Primary customer is developer, Secondary is the management
apps API development (APIOps) Automation (DevOps) IaaS/PaaS platforms Community management Marketing, API Catalogs API management, Training APIs (Results) Developer tools Sometimes free & open source with intention to lure in developers API management market size 2016 was 600 millions
Catalog provides API discovery API catalogs contain more and more features found often in API management: • Developer relations • Tool marketing • API key management • Monetization • Documentation management • …