API Idea Management with Google Moderator

Silicon Valley is full of ideas.

APIs provide the data and functionality that many of these ideas are built on.

If you have an API, hopefully you have lots of ideas on what developers can do with it -- ideas that you can share with your API community in order to inspire them to create.

Many innovative APIs are building tools for managing ideas within their communities.

Google uses Google Moderator for idea management in their Google Apps Marketplace.

Moderator is a a web application used for managing comment submission around topics, and enables users to submit ideas and vote up other ideas in the system. Moderator also has an API for deeper integration into other applications of these topics, submissions, and votes.

Google Moderator can be a low cost way for deploying an API idea management system and in turn help cultivate innovation within an API community.