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Whats Next for APIs? Kin Lane API Evangelist - Mimeo.com @kinlane blog.apievangelist.com May 25, 2011 #gluecon #apinext
Technology & Tools <ul><ul><li>Modular Tools for APIs, Allowing Ala Carte API and Area Deployment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Embeddable <ul><ul><li>Widgets & Plugins Will Be Everywhere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Widget Builders Will Be Added as La...
Developers <ul><ul><li>Will Gain More Control Within Ecosystems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will Organize & Unionize </li><...
Monetization <ul><ul><li>Affiliate Programs Will Find Their Place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud Pricing Models Will Gai...
Industries & Common Areas <ul><ul><li>Discovery API Services Will Appear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unified APIs Will Be M...
Legal <ul><ul><li>Terms of Service Standards Will Emerge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislation, Government Will Get More ...
Whats Next for APIs? Kin Lane API Evangelist - Mimeo.com @kinlane blog.apievangelist.com May 25, 2011 #gluecon #apinext
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  1. 1. Whats Next for APIs? Kin Lane API Evangelist - Mimeo.com @kinlane blog.apievangelist.com May 25, 2011 #gluecon #apinext
  2. 2. Technology & Tools <ul><ul><li>Modular Tools for APIs, Allowing Ala Carte API and Area Deployment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software as a Service (SaaS) That Deliver Services Specifically for APIs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Platform as a Service (PaaS) (think Heroku) for APIs, Will Emerge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open-Source Tools for API Building Blocks Will Grow and Get Traction </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Embeddable <ul><ul><li>Widgets & Plugins Will Be Everywhere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Widget Builders Will Be Added as Layer on Top of API Explorers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-Developers Will Increasingly Become a Focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embeddable Objects Will Make Make the Web More Plug & Play </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Developers <ul><ul><li>Will Gain More Control Within Ecosystems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will Organize & Unionize </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Influencers will Emerge Within Industries & Ecosystems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Coding Will Flourish Within & Between Ecosystems </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Monetization <ul><ul><li>Affiliate Programs Will Find Their Place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud Pricing Models Will Gain More Traction as APIs Become Utilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepay Will be Popular to Control Costs and Get Deals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of Monetization Strategy Will Continue to Hurt Many API Owners </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Industries & Common Areas <ul><ul><li>Discovery API Services Will Appear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unified APIs Will Be More Common </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards Will Happen, But Slowly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Markets for Data and Services  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizations Will Be Formed </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Legal <ul><ul><li>Terms of Service Standards Will Emerge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislation, Government Will Get More Involved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There Will be Ecosystem Battles Between Owners and Developers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Privacy & Security Will Continue to be Problems </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Whats Next for APIs? Kin Lane API Evangelist - Mimeo.com @kinlane blog.apievangelist.com May 25, 2011 #gluecon #apinext
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