The definition of an open API is not easy to create, let alone to update. In Finland, we have a thing called "sisu" - the spirit that drives us through rock. So this spring we collected the API and open source and open data folks and started the work.
Productizing an API leads to many interesting questions: But why does it exist? What do our customers use it for? What should we add to it? Is it really valuable for us and the customers or partners?
What are their expectations of how the APIs work? How they get access to the API? Should they pay for the API or get it for free, at least for trying out? What kind of examples, documentation, layout, and content they expect and what are the channels where they expect to find your API?
"APIs are just a technical implementation detail" - or are they? See what some of our students say after starting their Introduction to API economy studies!
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