The API Economy

On July 6, 2016, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

I have been on the circuit a little this year talking about the API Economy (again). The pitch is aimed pretty high, with me attempting to describe the disruptive revolution that is happening across all business verticals right now. This month I had a byline article published in Cloud Computing World…

The Effect of Software People on Telco

On July 3, 2013, Posted by , In News, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Ok this is a longer than normal post. Much longer. 3,000+ words in fact. Grab yourself a cup of coffee before tackling. This is the narrative to the embedded presentation, The Effect of Software On Telco. Reading this post is a kind of substitute for seeing it delivered live. I’ve…

My talk from Mashery Business of APIs [VIDEO]

On January 4, 2013, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

A quick 15 min spin through of Communication APIs. BAPI London, James Parton, Twilio from Mashery on Vimeo. Slides here:

Making Telecoms the Essential Spice of Every Business Ecosystem: The Slow, Painful Rise of APIs in Telecoms

On March 30, 2012, Posted by , In News, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Another good Telco API presentation from Alan Quayle. Worth a quick read. Making Telecoms the Essential Spice of Every Business Ecosystem: The Slow, Painful Rise of APIs in Telecoms View more presentations from Alan Quayle

Tag Cloud of my last 4 years of listening on Last.FM

On February 18, 2012, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

Found a cool set of tools using the Last.FM API to create visualisations from your track play data. Here is my tag cloud for tracks played 2008 – 2012: Friend me on Last.FM here.  

Find out how far you have travelled using your Foursquare check ins #social #4sq #yam

On November 8, 2011, Posted by , In News, By ,,, , With 2 Comments

Ever wondered how far you have travelled? 4SqMove uses Foursquare’s API to pull in all your check in’s then calculate the distance you have travelled. It must have a cut off date because some of my international trips earlier this year are not plotted, but its still pretty neat. My…

Locating the cash: Now Google charge for their Maps API #google #maps #api #developers #yam

On October 28, 2011, Posted by , In News, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Despite refusing to charge end users for their services, it seems Google are getting increasingly comfortable charging developers to use their APIs. Previously you only had to pay to use the Google Maps API if your site or app was charging users. Following Wednesdays announcement there is now a second…

@Twitter Integrates with @BlueVia APIs – my brief thoughts #yam

On September 22, 2011, Posted by , In News, By ,,, , With No Comments

So yesterday felt like a coming of age moment.   As some of you will know, my day job is running marketing for BlueVia, the developer program from Telefonica. Its a job filled with immense highs and some lows. Convincing developers that a Telco is a credible partner is not…

Developer Economics 2011 released

A quick plug for one of my work based projects I’m most proud of. Like any good marketer I spend a lot of time understanding the market and what my prospective customers want and need. Historically this investment in insight was proprietary and used solely internally. I had a “light…

MEF Smart Enablers Update

On March 22, 2011, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

One of the topics I’m most passionate about is building awareness and educating on the potential of API’s or “smart enablers” to change modern business by their ability to improve functionality, user experience, loyalty and your bottom line. It’s a topic I’ve written about a lot on this blog. If…