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5 Ways to Get Developers to Adopt Your APIs

  • 5 Ways to Get Developers to Adopt Your APIs-

    Dynamic Documentation

    Static documentation often gets out of date quickly and, let's face it, developers hate reading documentation anyway. To drive API adoption, you need to have interactive docs that help developers see how your APIs work, and ideally, you provide them with docs that are specific to their programming language of choice.

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5 Ways to Get Developers to Adopt Your APIs

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    Dynamic Documentation

    Static documentation often gets out of date quickly and, let's face it, developers hate reading documentation anyway. To drive API adoption, you need to have interactive docs that help developers see how your APIs work, and ideally, you provide them with docs that are specific to their programming language of choice.

From startups to large enterprises, most companies understand the need to create APIs around their products and services to drive adoption, improve integration and generate an ecosystem around them. However, while APIs provide the fundamental building blocks to reach a developer audience, other assets are required to help developers consume those APIs efficiently and securely.

If you have launched or plan to launch a developer program around your APIs, you must know that an "if you build it, they will come" strategy is not the best course of action. With modern apps now running on so many smartphones and tablets, including emerging smart devices such as wearables and appliances, developers need a wide array of time-saving tools to help reduce the "time to hello world" when trying to get your APIs working.

In this slideshow, Rich Mendis, co-founder, chief product officer, AnyPresence, has identified five components that are key to helping build successful developer ecosystems around your APIs.