Mark Boyd

Mark Boyd is a writer and API industry analyst, who contributes regularly to a number of key industry journals. He has chaired several API conferences and published a number of ebooks on the API lifecycle, best practices for API adoption, and API uptake in industry verticals. As founder of the API-focused startup, Platformable, he regularly conducts industry research, supports API providers to grow into platform businesses, and manages data-driven projects that draw on open data and proprietary sources. With a public health and urban planning background, Mark is especially interested in how APIs can help local governments transform into a city-as-a-platform model and how to leverage APIs to reduce unequal access to the resources needed for healthy living and community participation.

By Mark Boyd

Blog

What APIs Are Digital Financial Services Providers Opening?

What types of APIs are digital financial service providers opening in developing countries? CGAP has been keeping track and spotting trends.
Blog

Open APIs in Digital Finance: How to Start Engaging Developers

To entice third-party app developers to innovate with APIs, digital financial services providers should start thinking of developers as customers and provide the right kinds of resources.
Research

From Integrations to Innovation: Implementing an Evolving API Strategy

This primer outlines important considerations and initial actions for DFS providers who are ready to move from one-off API integrations to an iterative process of building open APIs.
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Avoiding Common Pitfalls Along the Journey to Open APIs

Payments providers can grow revenues by allowing third-parties to create apps that leverage digital payment platforms, but the potential for reward comes with risk. Taking a "maturity model" approach can help providers avoid common pitfalls.