I have been reviewing a lot of APIs
lately. I"m evaluating their potential for integration into applications.
As I'm going through I"m also evaluating how they deliver their API community.
I was checking out the Scribd API
tonight, and I like their delivery. Its pretty straightforward.
It has the following API building blocks:
- API Overview
- Sign Up for an API Account
- API Tutorials
- Client Libraries
- User Authentication Overview
- Usage Limits
- Mobile and E-Reader API and SDK
- Enterprise SDK
- Help / Support
They make it easy to sign up for an API account by providing links in navigation and on home page.
They provide client libraries in these programming language:
- C# / .NET
- ActionScript 3.0
They just make it easy to get up and going by providing the necessary information and tools.
Its a good example to follow when deploying an API.