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Due to the rapid evolution in customer demands and needs, the first question to any technology company is becoming "are you a product company or a platform company"? There are lots of companies who are moving from a product based mindset to a platform one with very high adoption rate by customers. The most valuable companies today (Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook) derive much of their ROI from multi-sided platform business. Though success is not automatic after launching a platform that generates new sources of revenue, the below article is about the reasoning behind why many... more
How do I publish my API on Fortellis?
To add a new API to the Fortellis platform you must first publish it. Publishing an API involved creating a Swagger 2.0 specification for your API and submitting it to Fortellis for review. Let's walkthrough that process.
The first thing you need is to be a registered Fortellis user and to be logged in to the Developer Network.
Click on the My APIS link at the top right of the page
This will take you to My APIs... more
Calls to Fortellis APIs need to be authenticated. One approach is to supply an OAuth access token.
OAuth tokens can be acquired through various different flows, depending on the use case. This post will demonstrate the implicit flow, which is intended for use by apps who don't have any means of protecting their client secret. In practice, this usually means single page web apps (i.e. apps with no backend server) and native iOS or Android apps. In all these cases, the source code is discoverable by the user so any included secret would be vulnerable.