When you hear the word “app,” we hope you don’t just think of Angry Birds on your iPhone. True, apps like this compel consumers to buy mobile devices, and they’re an important part of the app economy. But apps are also spreading through enterprise IT.
Great APIs are designed to be easy for developers to adopt and to consume. As APIs become the foundation of the new digital world – connecting the apps we use everyday to the data and services that power them – developers are on a quest for high-quality APIs that are built for a mobile world. The best APIs are easy-to-use, intuitive, secure, flexible and lay the infrastructure for new sources of revenue.
Volos is a set of software modules that make it possible for developers to add the common design patterns of great APIs – important functionality like security and traffic management – to their code.
API programs have become commonplace at nearly all big retailers who offer multi-channel experiences to their customers through mobile apps, in-store kiosks, the Web, and personalized in-store services, among other things. Analyzing the anatomy of a typical retail API program uncovers some interesting patterns.
Today, we are expanding the programmability of the Apigee API Platform by introducing native Node.js capability, including support for NPM modules and most Node.js features. Developers can deploy unmodified Node.js applications on the Apigee platform. Node.js developers have access to the platform’s enterprise-grade app development environment including the ability to enrich apps with security, traffic management, protocol transformation logic, etc. using the 30+ existing policies . . .
A recent update to our API Platform includes a new set of dashboards to help customers manage and optimize their API programs. The dashboards were rewritten from the ground up and provide increased speed, more actionable data, and deeper insights into API programs.
The topic for today is the art of knowing the known unknowns - applied to enterprise analytics, not war! After all, we are here to create value, not destroy it. Quite simply, known unknowns are enterprise metrics that we know are important, but we just do not know what their value is at any given moment in time. In other words, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)!
Enterprises are drawing on the tools of the digital trade -- APIs, data, and apps -- in what is amounting to a gold rush in the new digital world. A treasure map of how these tools can be used to transform digital assets into revenue streams is critical to navigating this uncharted world and discovering gold. In our Digital Gold Rush blog series, we're charting out out the different business models for monetizing digital products; last time we discussed the revenue share model. This time we're discussing fee-based models.