APIs are everywhere - short video animation

We are in living in an increasingly API-centric world. APIs are everywhere you look – and you might not even realise it.

Need evidence? Gartner considers API management tools an essential component of the unrealized hybrid integration platform (HIP), currently an architectural approach to connect and integrate anything and everything with a digital pulse. Forrester estimates that nearly 40 percent of US-based enterprises will implement a solution to handle the increasing management requirements surrounding the proliferation of APIs across the organization.

To some, the world of APIs is still a bit Wild West: massive expansion with little in the way of rules or enforcement. To put this in perspective, ProgrammableWeb, a research website that focuses on the API economy, currently tracks more than 19,000 distinct APIs in its directory. A massive number that points toward both the versatility and the variation of this technology.

Currently, there are hundreds of APIs for finance, social messaging, payments, e-commerce, Bitcoin, and multiple other categories covering everything we do with applications as well as the things we program applications to do with other applications. Interestingly, the fastest growing category of APIs over the past five years is for the sharing and analyzing of data across various applications – an area where the characteristics of the API determine the value of the application or deem it untenable for use in the real world.

Click here for an in-depth look, with case studies understanding the value of APIs and an API Marketplace in energy.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Explore more

API

What is an API?

API hub What is an API? The term API is an acronym, and it stands for “Application Programming Interface.” An API is a vital building block in any digital transformation strategy, and one of the most valuable in achieving scale, reach and innovation. Behind every mobile app and online experience,

Read More »

API

API

A guide to monetising APIs

API hub A guide to monetising APIs In this guide learn about monetising energy APIs, and their commercial value as a new channel for monetising existing digital assets and data. APIs aren’t new. In fact, they’ve been around for quite a while, embraced fully by industries from all new digital

Read More »

API

APIs in energy

API hub APIs in energy Digitalisation in the energy sector. Unlike other industries where digitisation is the norm, the energy sector is a child by comparison.  In many countries, electricity is still purchased via a sales representative using a paper contract. Many energy retailers, (renewable) energy producers or grid operators

Read More »

API

API

re.alto Talks Part II

API hub re.alto Talks, Part I: Realising the energy transition in times of change This webinar is Part One of a three-part series on “Realising the energy transition in times of change”. https://youtu.be/YBdnui2y904 Explore more

Read More »

API

API

re.alto Talks Part III

API hub re.alto Talks, Part III: The benefits of an API marketplace in energy This webinar is Part Three of a three-part series on “Realising the energy transition in times of change”. https://youtu.be/C2IRj699eWg Explore more

Read More »

API

API

re.alto API overview

API hub re.alto API overview re.alto energy – Technical Setup for Existing APIs On the re.alto platform, individual Users can search for, and subscribe to a Provider’s API products. These subscriptions are monitored, tracked, and (if monetised) billed and settled individually by the re.alto platform.   Each subscription made by

Read More »

API

Frequently asked questions

API hub re.alto Marketplace FAQ What is the re.alto API marketplace? The re.alto marketplace is a marketplace for digital energy products and services, delivered via APIs. You can register as a provider or a consumer/user. As a provider, your digital products via APIs are uploaded to the re.alto marketplace, where

Read More »

API

Energy Quantified and re.alto case study

API hub Energy Quantified and re.alto The API-led approach to digital scale and industry growth As decentralisation of the energy market drives the rise of a host of smaller industry players, easy access to digital products at volume is now an essential factor for the rapid scalability desired by those

Read More »

API

APIs are everywhere – short animation

API hub APIs are everywhere – short video animation We are in living in an increasingly API-centric world. APIs are everywhere you look – and you might not even realise it. Need evidence? Gartner considers API management tools an essential component of the unrealized hybrid integration platform (HIP), currently an

Read More »

API

Adopting an API as a product mindset with APIs

API hub Adopting an ‘API as a product’ mindset with APIs APIs have enormous potential to open companies up to new revenue streams, unlock new markets and extract value from existing assets. To fully realise this potential however, APIs need to be lifted out of the sole domain of the

Read More »

API

Three things you may not know about APIs

API hub Three things you may not know about APIs API. Application Programming Interface. It is the communications channel between two web-based applications, allows the exchange of data without any connecting physical infrastructure. APIs lie at the very heart of digital transformation. According to the 2020 State of the API

Read More »

API

Alternative APIs for Dark sky

API hub Alternative APIs for Dark sky and the strategic value of weather forecasting data in energy In this article you’ll be introduced to weather data use cases and the importance of weather data within the renewable energy and digital landscape.  We also do a deeper dive into alternative APIs

Read More »