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Pearson Sets Example For Other Publishing APIs

One API I’ve been watching grow and evolve from day one is the Pearson Developer Community. I first wrote about them when Peasron announced a new initiative to build an API platform that give developers access to the publisher's content in May of 2011. Then in August 2011 they launched three APIs:

After Pearson got acquainted with the ins and outs of API evangelism, and supporting the Pearson developer community, they released two more APIs this year:

It looks like Pearson is really finding a rhythm with identifying content to make available, as well as the right approach to deploying as APIs. They have 3 more high value publishing APIs available:

That is a total of 8 APIs endpoints Pearson has made available via their developer center--providing some valuable text and image content that developers can use to build web and mobile apps.

What impresses me with Pearson is that they’ve found an efficient way to identify valuable assets within legacy inventory, part them out and expose these valuable parts and pieces as APIs. Essentially giving them a new life--driving web, mobile and tablet applications.

Pearson has deployed their developer center with all the essential API building blocks, while also executing an efficient API evangelism campaign around their APis, and delivering value to developers. It’s a commendable operation for such a big publisher.

If you are interested in hearing more about what Pearson is up to with their APIs, you can catch them at the API Strategy & Practice Conference this week in NYC. Pearson will be presenting as part of a media API session as well as helping sponsor the event, to make sure we can all get together an have these conversations.