Open APIs: What's Hot, What's Not?

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What's hot in APIs? Here are 8 big trends in open APIs today. This SXSW 2012 talk covers monetization trends, technology trends and what makes developers love an API (hint: it's not stale documentation). These are drawn from our data and trends we're seeing at ProgrammableWeb.

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  • Nice presentation! Dovetails well with our presentation from SXSW 2012 on 'Brand as API' http://www.slideshare.net/glenn.platt/brand-as-api-sxsw-2012-presentation
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Open APIs: What's Hot, What's Not?

  1. Open APIsWhat’s HOTWhat’s NOTJohn  Musser,  ProgrammableWeb   @johnmusser   SXSW  2012      
  2. yea rs  7   Is   ,000  AP tor ies   5  new s  s 3 ,000
  3. HOT or NOT
  4. A VC fund for your API HOT or NOT
  5. $250,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$2,000,000
  6. POST  /GetStock  HTTP/1.1   GET  hRp://example.org/stock/IBM  Host:  www.example.org  Content-­‐Type:  applicaHon/soap+xml    <?xml  version="1.0"?>  <soap:Envelope  xmlns:soap="hRp://www.w3.org/2001/12/soap-­‐envelope"  soap:encodingStyle="hRp://www.w3.org/2001/12/soap-­‐encoding">    <soap:Body  xmlns:m="hRp://www.example.org/stock">      <m:GetStockPrice>          <m:StockName>IBM</m:StockName>      </m:GetStockPrice>  </soap:Body>  </soap:Envelope>   HOT or NOT
  7. SOAP RESTPOST  /GetStock  HTTP/1.1   GET  hRp://example.org/stock/IBM  Host:  www.example.org  Content-­‐Type:  applicaHon/soap+xml    <?xml  version="1.0"?>  <soap:Envelope  xmlns:soap="hRp://www.w3.org/2001/12/soap-­‐envelope"  soap:encodingStyle="hRp://www.w3.org/2001/12/soap-­‐encoding">    <soap:Body  xmlns:m="hRp://www.example.org/stock">      <m:GetStockPrice>          <m:StockName>IBM</m:StockName>      </m:GetStockPrice>  </soap:Body>  </soap:Envelope>   HOT or NOT
  8. API protocols and stylesBased on directory of 4,000 web APIs listed at ProgrammableWeb, December 2011
  9. {   <?xml  version="1.0"?>          "symbol":  ”IBM",   <soap:Envelope          "price":  94.72,   xmlns:soap="hRp://www.w3.org/2001/12/soap-­‐ envelope"  }   soap:encodingStyle="hRp://www.w3.org/ 2001/12/soap-­‐encoding">     <soap:Body  xmlns:m="hRp://www.example.org/ stock">      <m:GetStockPriceResponse>          <m:Price>34.5</m:Price>      </m:GetStockPriceResponse>   </soap:Body>     </soap:Envelope>   HOT or NOT
  10. JSON XML{   <?xml  version="1.0"?>          "symbol":  ”IBM",   <soap:Envelope          "price":  94.72,   xmlns:soap="hRp://www.w3.org/2001/12/soap-­‐ envelope"  }   soap:encodingStyle="hRp://www.w3.org/ 2001/12/soap-­‐encoding">     <soap:Body  xmlns:m="hRp://www.example.org/ stock">      <m:GetStockPriceResponse>          <m:Price>34.5</m:Price>      </m:GetStockPriceResponse>   </soap:Body>     </soap:Envelope>   HOT or NOT
  11. Percentage of APIs with JSON support Based on directory of 4,000 web APIs listed at ProgrammableWeb, December 2011
  12. 1,000,000 1,000,000,000 HOT or NOT
  13. API Billionaires1,000,000 1,000,000,000 HOT or NOT
  14. API Billionaires13 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)1.1 billion API calls / day (April 2011)10 billion API calls / month (December 2011)12 billion API calls / month (May 2011)
  15. HOT or NOT
  16. HackathonsHOT or NOT
  17. Hackathons # hackathons last 3 months: Jan: 35 Feb: 57 Mar: 68max prize in 2011 >= $100,000 data via @kinlane
  18. HOT or NOT
  19. OAuth HTTP Auth HOT or NOT
  20. 300+ OAuth APIs
  21. HOT or NOT
  22. Interactive Documentation HOT or NOT
  23. Select methodEnter paramsClick buttonSee resultsGo write code…
  24. HOT or NOT
  25. Invisible MashupsOoyala = EC2 + S3 + SQS HOT or NOT
  26. +  Operating system = invisible mashup
  27. A VC fund for your API REST API billionaires JSON Hackathons OAuthInteractive documentation Invisible mashups
  28. Thank You QuesHons,  ideas,  comments?john@programmableweb.com   @johnmusser    
  29. Photo  credits  Hackers:  hRp://www.flickr.com/photos/hackny/5684846071/  Money:  hRp://www.flickr.com/photos/amagill/3366720659  Million  dollars:  hRp://www.flickr.com/photos/ari/3706865646/  Pennies:  hRp://www.flickr.com/photos/puuikibeach/6746802715/  Bored  conference:  hRp://www.flickr.com/photos/padorange/2580180117/      

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