Make Your API Irresistible

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Introduces the Three Cs of Cost, Clarity and Community to increase the developer friendliness of your platform.

Introduces the Three Cs of Cost, Clarity and Community to increase the developer friendliness of your platform.

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  • 1. Make Your API Irresistible Adam DuVander @adamd ProgrammableWeb
  • 2. The Three CsClarity, Cost and Community
  • 3. ClarityDevelopers can find the portal
  • 4. GoodEven better
  • 5. ClarityDevelopers can review a complete API reference
  • 6. ClarityDevelopers can explore the API
  • 7. ClarityDevelopers can use their preferred language through libraries
  • 8. ClarityDevelopers can find extensive sample calls and example code
  • 9. ClarityDevelopers can use industry best practices to authenticate
  • 10. CostDevelopers know how much (if any) it costs to use the service
  • 11. CostDevelopers can clearly understand the rate limits
  • 12. CostDevelopers can find API-specific terms of use
  • 13. CostDevelopers can participate in an affiliate program
  • 14. CostDevelopers can become certified and be promoted
  • 15. CommunityDevelopers can ask questions (and receive answers) in an API forum
  • 16. CommunityDevelopers can read frequent blog posts on the API blog
  • 17. CommunityDevelopers can follow the API on Twitter and other social media
  • 18. CommunityDevelopers know who within the company to talk to
  • 19. CommunityDevelopers can see other examples and be featured in an app gallery
  • 20. CommunityDevelopers can meet advocates at developer events