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Making an API Developers Love
Making an API Developers Love
Making an API Developers Love
Making an API Developers Love
Making an API Developers Love
Making an API Developers Love
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Making an API Developers Love
Making an API Developers Love
Making an API Developers Love
Making an API Developers Love
Making an API Developers Love
Making an API Developers Love
Making an API Developers Love
Making an API Developers Love
Making an API Developers Love
Making an API Developers Love
Making an API Developers Love
Making an API Developers Love
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    • 1. Making an API DevelopersLoveBy Frank Denbow@frankdenbow
    • 2. Who I AmDeveloper, CarnegieMellonPicsicle iOS AppStartupThreadsStartup Weekend,Startup Digest15+ hackathons
    • 3. Why An API MattersDeveloper community can bring Creativity New Markets Evangelists
    • 4. Netflix: 20 Billion API calls/monthhttp://techblog.netflix.com/2011/02/redesigning-netflix-api.html
    • 5. Twitter: 75% of calls in APIDeveloper community vital to the reachhttp://blog.programmableweb.com/2010/04/15/
    • 6. High Level TopicsSolve Developer PainIncentivesCommitmentReliability
    • 7. Solve Developer PainHelping developers build things faster, better
    • 8. Example: CelebrityTwin.meFace.com: Facial recognition API, used inCelebrityTwin.me
    • 9. Example: CelebrityTwin.meFace.com: Facial recognition API, used inCelebrityTwin.me
    • 10. 66% Facial SimilarityExample: CelebrityTwin.meFace.com: Facial recognition API, used inCelebrityTwin.me
    • 11. IncentivesAre your business goals in line with thedeveloper’s?
    • 12. CommitmentIs your API a high priority? Can I count on you tomaintain and support the API as needed?
    • 13. ReliableCan I count on your API to be available at alltimes?
    • 14. Granular Topics of Interest Simplicity Standards (JSON, REST) Documentation Support
    • 15. SimpleEasy to understand, predictable resources,speed to hello world
    • 16. Example: FoursquarePredictable endpoints, versioning
    • 17. StandardsUse common standards to make adoption easierand consistent. REST, JSON
    • 18. DocumentationExample Code, API Explorer (Mashery), MultipleLanguages
    • 19. Example: Mashery Explorer
    • 20. Documentation: StripePayments APICode samples inmultiple languagesCopiable sample codeSupplement with livechat
    • 21. Example: StripeGet started page has copiable code
    • 22. Example: StripeCode in multiple languages
    • 23. SupportBe available whenever you are needed
    • 24. Support Example: TwilioSMS and TelephonyAPIWeekend SupportFulltime Evangelists
    • 25. Thanks!@frankdenbow

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