Indirect benefits of building API-first
- A major benefit of building API-first is agility, both digital and strategic. You are not constrained to a single usage pattern and have the basis for a variety of applications with use cases you can’t even imagine yet, offering both flexibility and reusability.
- Your end-user has a better experience since APIs encourage interactivity across internal and external applications, creating a stickier, unified experience for consumers.
- Building your organization around APIs creates a potential for partnerships, big and small, whether using the marketplace model (your platform allows others to build and distribute custom add-ons, in turn extending your own platform) or one where partner APIs share data with a common, collaborative goal.
- Outward-facing APIs enable the growth and inception of self-sustaining developer communities, providing you with awareness, API support, product suggestions and more.
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