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Are hAPPs an evolution of APIs?


My name is Faye. I am not a developer:) I do work for local government in Melbourne Australia. Currently am part of a project on ‘smart cities’. And learning about APIs, and the API economy (internal and external to an organisation/organism) and API ecosystems. And the more I read about them, they kinda remind me of how we talk about hAPPs.
So my question is “Are hApps a somewhat more sophisticated and nuanced evolution of APIs?”

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Here is an example of what I am reading…

“As the API economy matures, an increasing number of

organizations are co-creating API-based products in

collaboration with other ecosystem members — including

customers, partners, independent developers, software

vendors, etc. These partnerships are mutually beneficial for

everyone are involved and valuable for their collective

customers. Empowered with a fresh perspective of consumer-centric thinking, organizations should be open to reimagining

value creation in collaboration with their partners.

When [API] ecosystems are organized with value creation for

all constituencies in mind, it can be a win-win-win for all —

including the organization that hosts the ecosystem, the

partners and developers with whom the value is co-created,

and the customer, who ultimately benefits from the

customer experience. “

MuleSoft_Whitepaper_7 steps to cultivate a thriving API ecosystem_final

For example, in the above extract, replace the term consumer centric thinking with “agent centric thinking” … and not too dissimilar…

Again from the Mulesoft article on APIs…
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assembled to create new experiences.

@dellams- as far as i unterstand this questions i am sure you could help

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