The Application Programming Interface (API) Challenge


Many organisations are adopting open APIs as part of their digital transformation programmes. Open APIs enable organisations to share data more quickly and to build new composite applications. For example, rather than using a separate app for banking and one for checking the train times going into work we will see a greater emergence of what we term “composite services”. Apps that are more life-style based which provide richer and more personalised functionality will become the norm. The technology behind the success of these apps will be extensive use of open APIs to share data from a variety of public and private sources.


Within the banking sector new regulation (Payment Services Directive II) means that banks have to create open APIs to enable 3rd parties to access the bank accounts of their customers (with their permission of course). This shift towards greater inter-operability means organisations have a challenge to create/specify and design their APIs and to integrate with other APIs.






At ChallengeCurve we created API-Hammer to help business analysts collaborate more effectively with their technical colleagues to ensure that all APIs can knit together to form a coherent service offering.


* API-Hammer enables organisations to create tomorrow’s rich user-centric applications through the rapid visual-modelling and simulation of business processes


* API-Hammer enables business and IT to analyse and explore how to deliver composite customer services that incorporate internal and third party APIs


* API-Hammer can save organisations up to 30% of project costs and time by enabling Business and IT to collaborate in the upfront design of service process specifications before any coding takes place


Please contact info@challengecurve.com if you would like to see a demonstration.