Whether you are creating an API for internal use, partners or the wide open world of application developers - here is a tip that could help with initial adoption of your API.
Create at least one simple, open API method.
What I mean by simple and open is an API satisfying these criteria:
- no signup required
- no authentication required
- uses HTTP GET
- returns JSON
A good example - is the the Twitter public timeline API method - no signup or authentication required.
Many API teams we work with are creating sophisticated, highly secure APIs with complex authentication and authorization...