Global API - Success Story

This success story is unique since it isn’t about something we did for a client, but it is a platform built by us. The Global API Developer Platform is a unique community platform built for developers by developers.


The Problem – – Why Build A Platform for Developers?

Not all software is built to solve or address a business problem. In this project, we wanted to create a space for developers’ innovation to grow. Global API is a community forum built for developers across the globe. Wherein they can join for FREE and initiate discussions, share ideas for innovations and build something new that has yet not been thought of. Its main aim is to foster the creativity and intelligence of developers among themselves.

Research & Planning

Global API is a deep tech start-up. We believe in deep, digital transformation of processes and strive to enable developers to implement strong tech capabilities in their projects. The idea of helping the developers community gave birth to the development of the Global API Developer Platform. Google offers dozens of APIs for web designers and developers. If we talk about Google Cloud Vision API, it enables developers to integrate vision detection features within applications, including image labeling, face- and landmark detection, optical character recognition (OCR), and tagging of explicit content. Similarly, there will be much more such info that not all developers would be knowing at a global level. The main aim of this Global API developer forum is to bring innovative developers together and enable them to share ideas and solutions with each other. Together they can develop a product that has not been yet thought of but can be used in their various projects and add value to their work.

Our Strategy of Developing The Global API Developer Platform

At mrnoe.design, we always look at the challenges as promising opportunities.

  • Over the course of weeks, we were brainstorming on the development of this platform.
  • We got an idea of developing a product that anyone can use in their next development project and we started working on Graphify, a tool that visualized data and can be integrated into any web app or website.

Unique Features of The Global API Developer Platform

Technical Forum

The central place for all technical discussions specifically-related to APIs and their customizations

API Idea Sharing

Novel & unique API ideas sharing platform where developers & designers can freely recommend and vote others’ ideas

Graphify (Product)

A tool where you can drag your JSON/XLS file and create various charts and graphs, and customize it further

Technical Docs

Developer documentation which explains the integration, use, and functionality of a Graphify

FAQs

An open library of technical questions, videos, guides and answers created by developers for developers

Networking

A huge range of options for finding communities that focus on different aspects of the same technology

The Result

The Global API Developer forum we built is a one-year-old baby in the world of development. We are yet to promote it extensively on various platforms to spread awareness about it. However, we are sure that once it will get clicked, there will be no tomorrow!

What We Think About It

The Global API Developer Platform is a visionary project. We wanted to build a platform that fosters innovation without having a business plan or marketing. The future will tell what will become of this project, but we have learned valuable lessons from the process which has matured us and taught us that you can successfully achieve your dreams, but it is more important to focus on the needs of others, instead of basing a project on assumptions, goodwill and vision alone.

- mr noe

Technology Stack

Vanilla JS

Polymer JS

Google Charts API

Google Cloud Platform

React JS

Vanilla JS

Polymer JS

Sneak Peek of Our Efforts and Learnings

The Global API Developer forum we built is a one-year-old baby in the world of development. We are yet to promote it extensively on various platforms to spread awareness about it. However, we are sure that once it will get clicked, there will be no tomorrow!

  • Any forum needs moderators, we are yet to establish a proper plan for the same. But, we shall focus on it once we get enough traction and we categorize posts/threads.
  • Starting a forum is a daunting task: at times it can be stressful, but at other times it can be rewarding. The challenge is to make yourself more relevant than the alternatives.
  • Unlike traditional methods, we want our FAQ section to sound natural and real; hence, we have kept a question box wherein all developers and designers are invited to ask a question.
  • Main take-away: assumptions, awesome technical execution, goodwill, and vision alone is not enough for users to join you. You need a clear value proposition, which convinces the users why their lives will be better if they use your product.

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