API Area - Common Building Blocks
07 Mar 2011I have spent time reviewing 100+ of the most popular APIs. I am trying to determine a common set of building blocks that are essential to API adoption.
Here is a list of what I consider are the most common building blocks for API areas:
- Getting Started
- API Reference / Documentation
- Code Samples
- Terms and Conditions
- Application Registration
Other API providers can learn from this API history and experience, and make sure they start with the essential API building blocks for sucess.
- If You Build It (an API), They Will Come (apievangelist.com)
- Achieve an API Ecosystem Powered by Elance (apievangelist.com)