Open APIs - State of the Market 2011

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  • 1. Open APIs: State of the Market John Musser, ProgrammableWeb @johnmusser Glue Conference 2011
  • 2. Introduction ProgrammableWeb.com • API & mashup directory • News, community, dev tools • 3,200 Web APIs • 5,800 mashups
  • 3. Growth | Simplicity | Money
  • 4. Open APIs: Growth is accelerating Total APIs over time
  • 5. Open APIs: Growth is accelerating Total APIs over time
  • 6. Open APIs: Growth is accelerating Total APIs over time
  • 7. Open APIs: Growth is accelerating Total APIs over time
  • 8. APIs: some very competitive markets Number of APIs, Top 15 Categories Based on directory of 3,200 web APIs listed at ProgrammableWeb, May 2011
  • 9. API Billionaires Club, 2011 edition 13 billion API calls / day (May 2011) 10 billion API calls / month (January 2011) Over 260 billion objects stored in S3 (January 2011) 1.6 billion API-delivered stories / month (October 2010) 5 billion API calls / day (April 2010) 5 billion API calls / day (October 2009) 8 billion API calls / month (Q3 2009) 3 billion API calls / month (March 2009)
  • 10. Simplicity
  • 11. REST vs. SOAP: Simplicity wins again Distribution of API protocols and styles Based on directory of 3,200 web APIs listed at ProgrammableWeb, May 2011
  • 12. REST vs. SOAP: Simplicity wins again Distribution of API protocols and styles Based on directory of 3,200 web APIs listed at ProgrammableWeb, May 2011
  • 13. JSON Rising: 55% of all new APIs support JSON Percentage of new APIs with JSON support Based on directory of 3,200 web APIs listed at ProgrammableWeb, May 2011
  • 14. 20% of all new APIs support only JSON Percentage of new APIs with only JSON support Based on directory of 3,200 web APIs listed at ProgrammableWeb, May 2011
  • 15. 1 in every 5 new APIs says “goodbye XML” Percentage of APIs with XML support Based on directory of 3,200 web APIs listed at ProgrammableWeb, May 2011
  • 16. Money
  • 17. API as ProductWhen an API is not an extension of your product, but it is your product
  • 18. Screw the web site, let’s focus on the API Qwerly shutters profile pages in favor of lucrative ‘DNS for people’ API TechCrunch, May 5, 2011
  • 19. API business models, circa 2005
  • 20. API business models 2011
  • 21. Have we seen this before?Why do we need Of course we Why do we Of course we a Web site? have a Web site need an API? have an API 1995 2000 2005 2010
  • 22. thank you Questions, ideas, comments?Email me: john@programmableweb.com Twitter: @johnmusser