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    Welcome to SlashData: the next 10 years.

    We‘ve come a long way since VisionMobile was founded in 2005. I founded the company just after I had left Orange (the telco) as a means to build a strategy consultancy for the era of mobile. That was two years before Android and iOS were introduced to the world, and ended up impacting every single industry out there.

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    How Orange doubled the size of its developer community in 18 months.

    Orange is one of the world’s leading operators with 265 million customers in 29 countries, offering fixed and mobile connectivity services. Orange launched its Orange Partner program for developers several years ago and now offers identity, payment, communication, cloud, IoT and proximity APIs. We spoke to Thierry Gaillet, developer advocate and API evangelist for Orange, who shared some of the practices that the telco used to double the size of its developer community in 18 months.

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    Developer Program Metrics: How Intuit Measures Developer Success

    Ketan Kittur, Director of Product Management and Partner Integrations at Intuit, believes it is now time to get more sophisticated about how they measure the network effects of their platform. “The two-sided value of our platform is critical. We want to be serious about measuring retention and quality, so that we can give our customers the best experience and outcomes for running their business. We also want to understand the value these integrations are bringing to our product,” Kittur says.

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    Developer Program Metrics: How Intel Measures Developer Satisfaction.

    Scott Apeland oversees developer relations at Intel and has recently launched a whole new developer program aimed at encouraging developers to build new products with their artificial intelligence and machine learning tools. We spoke to Scott about how he identified which developers to target and how he is tracking the effectiveness of their developer program.
    Intel hosts one of the largest developer programs in the world, with over 20 million active developers visiting their platform and making use of their APIs in projects and products.

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