3 Benefits of API-First Design

API First Design

The 4th Industrial Revolution is upon us, and it’s time to embrace it. Robotics, artificial intelligence, the internet of things, are all built on the foundation of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces). Jennifer Yeadon at SmartFile just posted a great piece about the Benefits of API-First Design.

APIs are everywhere and unless you live off the grid or on a private island with no cell reception, you’ve interacted with an API. This interconnectivity is often a result of API-first design. “APIs are being used in the real world today, from rewards points when buying coffee, to tracking which parking meters are available. The Internet of Things (IoT) is being built on APIs that help dim the lights in your house or have your fridge tell you the sports scores,” says Chris Hood.

We are surrounded by APIs today, and industries are embracing them to help expand their digital reach. When Twitter is hitting 15 billion calls a day, you quickly realize why Apigee, an API dedicated hosting platform, announced record revenues in 2015 and again this week, with $22.9 million in its second quarter.

If you haven’t embraced the API revolution, it’s time you get on board. A strong API platform and digital transformation strategy could help your organization thrive like never before.