Notable API Products That Are Shaping the API Landscape

Gain insight into the significance and impact of influential API products in shaping the API landscape.

Most ride-sharing companies use the Google Maps API in the background. E-commerce stores use APIs to update tracking information on orders and send shipping notifications to their customers. Services such as Shopify are built on a layer further abstracted where sellers don’t have to make API integrations themselves, but are offered the Shopify marketplace platform for e-commerce, which comes with nearly all the e-commerce-related integrations prebuilt. Shopify integrates with PayPal using APIs, so the seller needs to provide their credentials for Shopify to connect with a PayPal account for their Shopify store.

These are some prominent API-first companies:

  • Twilio

  • Printful

  • Twitter

  • Tealium

  • Plaid

  • IMDB

  • Amazon Selling Partner API

  • Postman

  • Marqeta

Let’s take a look at each of them and see how they position and support their products.


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