BUUMBA CHIMBULU writes
MTN Group has launched an initiative which will enable developers and businesses to discover and subscribe to what will become the largest library of open Programming Interface published on the continent.
The African Application Programming Interface (API) marketplace dubbed ‘Chenosis’ will unlock the continent’s fast growing API industry,
Chenosis will enable developers to tap into a broad spectrum of API products and services across the continent, ranging from telecommunication and Financial Technology (Fintech) among others.
This is according to MTN Group Chief Technology and Information Officer, Charles Molapisi.
Mr Molapisi explained that the platform would also enable developers to access e-commerce, identity and authentication payments and collections, location and more from a single marketplace.
“The Chenosis marketplace allows businesses and developers to publish their APIs so that other developers can discover and consume them,” he explained in an statement.
He said the marketplace also provided tools for publishers to monetise and promotes their APIs by creating subscription plans and product bundles that developers and businesses can purchase.
Chenosis marketplace portal, he said, had dashboards for publishers’ and consumers to track revenue and credit balance, view consumption analytics and APIs performance and lots more.
“We have exciting pan-African and international partnership line up to publish and monetise their APIs in the marketplace over the coming months.
“These partnership will enable Chenosis become the largest and most diverse developers ecosystem on the African continent,” Mr Molapisi said.
He said this was one way MTN was investing in emergency of an open African APIs ecosystem that was powered by African ingenuity and innovation.
The Chenosis marketplace will be open to the public from August 10, 2020.