The 4 secrets of a great API

Deliver successful APIs with these insider secrets

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APIs are the engines for new products, business channels, and business models. When paired with the proper platform and strategy, they can form a thriving ecosystem.

However, it’s important to consider an outside-in mindset when mapping your API ecosystem. Consider these four actions for creating a great API:

  • Design for user experience
  • Optimize for the use case
  • Provide easy access
  • Build a community

By designing and creating APIs that prioritize users and the business processes which the API will support, organizations drive further adoption and engagement with their APIs leading to increased operational efficiency and accelerated innovation.