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To What Extent are APIs a Strategic Tool for a Global News
Agency?
1. WHY AN API ?
2. HOW ?
3. THE BENEFITS : WHAT THE API BROUGHT US
AGENDA
1835 151
COUNTRIES
201
OFFICES
AFP: A GLOBAL AND RELIABLE NEWS AGENCY
Photos, videos, videographics,
infographics, text and
multimedia stories
+ 8,000
ITEMS PER DAY
6
LANGUAGES
AN EXCEPTIONAL,...
WHY AN API ?
WHY AN API ?
PROVIDE THE BEST INSTANTANEOUS ACCESS TO VERIFIED AND
RELIABLE NEWS AROUND THE WORLD
WHY AN API ?
MEET THE NEEDS OF THE MARKET
PROVIDE THE BEST INSTANTANEOUS ACCESS TO VERIFIED AND
RELIABLE NEWS AROUND THE W...
AFP CONTENT DELIVERY OPTIONS BEFORE THE API
SATELLITE
FTP
AFP FORUM
(Downloading platform)
AFP CONTENT DELIVERY OPTIONS BEFORE THE API
SATELLITE
API (AFP Content API)
AFP FORUM
(Downloading platform)
FTP
WHY AN API ?
MEET THE NEEDS OF THE MARKET
PROVIDE THE BEST INSTATENEOUS ACCESS TO A VERIFIED AND
RELIABLE NEWS AROUND THE ...
WHY AN API ?
PROVIDE THE BEST INSTANTANEOUS ACCESS TO VERIFIED AND
RELIABLE NEWS AROUND THE WORLD
MEET THE NEEDS OF THE MA...
4 827
CUSTOMERS
74%
MEDIAS
AFP’s INTERNATIONAL FOOTPRINT
WHY AN API ?
PROVIDE THE BEST INSTATENEOUS ACCESS TO A VERIFIED AND
RELIABLE NEWS AROUND THE WORLD
MEET THE NEEDS OF THE M...
HOW ?
INNOVATION API
AFP CONTENT API
BETA
AFP CONTENT API
V1
AFP CONTENT AP
RESTful APIs, GET/POST, responses in JSON/XML
AFP CONTENT AP
RESTful APIs, GET/POST, responses in JSON/XML
Access to the entire production, except : broadcast and live ...
AFP CONTENT AP
RESTful APIs, GET/POST, responses in JSON/XML
Access to the entire production, except : broadcast and live ...
AFP CONTENT AP
RESTful APIs, GET/POST, responses in JSON/XML
Access to the entire production, except : broadcast and live ...
USE CASE #1: EL NASHRA
POPULATING THE CMS
NEW CUSTOMERS
NEW USES
USE CASE #2: SYLLABS
RETRIEVING AND PAIRING AUTOMATICALLY THE RIGHT
CONTENT
NEW CUSTOMERS
NEW USESFEEDING AUTOMATICALLY YOUR DIGITAL PLATFORM
USE CASE #2: WEMAP
CULTIVATING FRUITFUL PARTNERSHIPS: AFP & EIDOSMEDIA
PROVIDING A BETTER USER EXPERIENCE
CONNECTIONS, CALLS, QUERIES, DOWNLOADS, …
TRACKING CONSUMPTION TO KNOW USERS BETTER
HUMAN-CHECKED METADATA AT THE HEART OF CONTENT DISCOVERY
121k
SLUGS
9K
GEO.LOCALISATIONS
1024
IPTC
135K
KEYWORDS
35
FACETS...
1.
2.
3. CULTIVATING FRUITFUL PARTNERSHIPS
ATTRACTING BRAND NEW CUSTOMERS
MEETING OUR CLIENTS’ NEEDS BETTER
AFP CONTENT AP...
THE PLATFORM: developers.afp.com
THANK YOU !
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APIdays Helsinki 2019 - To What Extent are APIs a Strategic Tool for a Global News Agency? with Zoé Leclerq-Müller, AFP

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To What Extent are APIs a Strategic Tool for a Global News
Agency?, Zoé Leclerq-Müller, API Product Owner at AFP ( Agence France-Presse)

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APIdays Helsinki 2019 - To What Extent are APIs a Strategic Tool for a Global News Agency? with Zoé Leclerq-Müller, AFP

  1. 1. To What Extent are APIs a Strategic Tool for a Global News Agency?
  2. 2. 1. WHY AN API ? 2. HOW ? 3. THE BENEFITS : WHAT THE API BROUGHT US AGENDA
  3. 3. 1835 151 COUNTRIES 201 OFFICES AFP: A GLOBAL AND RELIABLE NEWS AGENCY
  4. 4. Photos, videos, videographics, infographics, text and multimedia stories + 8,000 ITEMS PER DAY 6 LANGUAGES AN EXCEPTIONAL, VERIFIED, MULTIMEDIA COVERAGE
  5. 5. WHY AN API ?
  6. 6. WHY AN API ? PROVIDE THE BEST INSTANTANEOUS ACCESS TO VERIFIED AND RELIABLE NEWS AROUND THE WORLD
  7. 7. WHY AN API ? MEET THE NEEDS OF THE MARKET PROVIDE THE BEST INSTANTANEOUS ACCESS TO VERIFIED AND RELIABLE NEWS AROUND THE WORLD
  8. 8. AFP CONTENT DELIVERY OPTIONS BEFORE THE API SATELLITE FTP AFP FORUM (Downloading platform)
  9. 9. AFP CONTENT DELIVERY OPTIONS BEFORE THE API SATELLITE API (AFP Content API) AFP FORUM (Downloading platform) FTP
  10. 10. WHY AN API ? MEET THE NEEDS OF THE MARKET PROVIDE THE BEST INSTATENEOUS ACCESS TO A VERIFIED AND RELIABLE NEWS AROUND THE WORLD
  11. 11. WHY AN API ? PROVIDE THE BEST INSTANTANEOUS ACCESS TO VERIFIED AND RELIABLE NEWS AROUND THE WORLD MEET THE NEEDS OF THE MARKET DIVERSIFY OUR PORTFOLIO OF CUSTOMERS
  12. 12. 4 827 CUSTOMERS 74% MEDIAS AFP’s INTERNATIONAL FOOTPRINT
  13. 13. WHY AN API ? PROVIDE THE BEST INSTATENEOUS ACCESS TO A VERIFIED AND RELIABLE NEWS AROUND THE WORLD MEET THE NEEDS OF THE MARKET DIVERSIFY OUR PORTFOLIO OF CUSTOMERS
  14. 14. HOW ? INNOVATION API AFP CONTENT API BETA AFP CONTENT API V1
  15. 15. AFP CONTENT AP RESTful APIs, GET/POST, responses in JSON/XML
  16. 16. AFP CONTENT AP RESTful APIs, GET/POST, responses in JSON/XML Access to the entire production, except : broadcast and live videos
  17. 17. AFP CONTENT AP RESTful APIs, GET/POST, responses in JSON/XML Access to the entire production, except : broadcast and live videos Cluster / Feed / Helpers / Latest / MoreLikeThis / Search
  18. 18. AFP CONTENT AP RESTful APIs, GET/POST, responses in JSON/XML Access to the entire production, except : broadcast and live videos Cluster / Feed / Helpers / Latest / MoreLikeThis / Search Many facets and metadata for accurate & customised queries
  19. 19. USE CASE #1: EL NASHRA POPULATING THE CMS
  20. 20. NEW CUSTOMERS NEW USES USE CASE #2: SYLLABS RETRIEVING AND PAIRING AUTOMATICALLY THE RIGHT CONTENT
  21. 21. NEW CUSTOMERS NEW USESFEEDING AUTOMATICALLY YOUR DIGITAL PLATFORM USE CASE #2: WEMAP
  22. 22. CULTIVATING FRUITFUL PARTNERSHIPS: AFP & EIDOSMEDIA PROVIDING A BETTER USER EXPERIENCE
  23. 23. CONNECTIONS, CALLS, QUERIES, DOWNLOADS, … TRACKING CONSUMPTION TO KNOW USERS BETTER
  24. 24. HUMAN-CHECKED METADATA AT THE HEART OF CONTENT DISCOVERY 121k SLUGS 9K GEO.LOCALISATIONS 1024 IPTC 135K KEYWORDS 35 FACETS 425K PUBLIC FIGURES 95K ORGANISATIONS 70K COMPANIES 24K CITIES 13K LOCATIONS
  25. 25. 1. 2. 3. CULTIVATING FRUITFUL PARTNERSHIPS ATTRACTING BRAND NEW CUSTOMERS MEETING OUR CLIENTS’ NEEDS BETTER AFP CONTENT API’S MULTIPLE BENEFITS 4. EXPLOITING OUR JOURNALISTS’ ENTIRE WORK 5. GET PRECIOUS DATA ABOUT OUR USERS AND THE DEMAND
  26. 26. THE PLATFORM: developers.afp.com
  27. 27. THANK YOU !

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