“3scale offered us the
most robust integration
solution for billing, realtime analytics and the
capability for FullContact
to scale our business
model and rapidly
distribute our APIs.”
Bart Lorang
Founder & CEO
FullContact quickly realized
that they did not want to
divert resource to build a
management platform.
FullContact is a service that takes partial contact information, such
as an email address, and completes and enhances it by adding
information such as name, job title, and social media profiles.
FullContact will correct misspellings, add full name, update title and
company to your contact source and suggest an up-to-date image.
FullContact bundles all of these contact improvements up and sends
them back to you in XML, JSON, or vCard forma
Every business needs up-to-date complete customer
contact data and almost everyone has incomplete data.
Rather than use valuable resources to manually update
contact information, we built FullContact to enrich and
automate the process so you can spend time working with
your customers. And with an open API to developers, we
saw a compelling business model and innovation
• 3scale offered the only
platform that offered a fully
integrated billing solution
and real-time analytics.
The FullContact API is a
• The unique 3scale plugin
model is fast. It introduces
no latency as the other
solutions do in that the
3scale traffic management
plugin/gateway caches
active policies and applies
them locally.
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RESTful API that provides the
same type of information that
updating contacts. The API
can be used to create
programs that can access
FullContact data without using
the FullContact website itself.
FullContact wanted to build an open ecosystem of
FullContact investigated a few different solutions: “We
applications that strategically leverage the FullContact
solution. The FullContact API would allow developers to
drive investment and accelerate distribution in the
broader marketplace.
were looking for a Cloud solution that would provide
simplicity, speed to market and rapid integration for our
developer ecosystem.” FullContact wanted a model that
would scale, support continued growth, while
maintaining the same high level of understanding of
“FullContact decided that 3scale was the right
solution to use to rapidly expand its partner channel.”
“FullContact liked the way 3scale works as a set of
backend cloud services that can be called from
many different integration points.”
Lorang added,“APIs offer a compelling business model:
We build our API once, our partners innovate new,
deeply integrated apps, and with proper management
and documentation we all enjoy a greatly reduced level
of effort the API side.”
their business metrics.
They investigated the various models, such as the
perpetual licensing and “as-aservice” architectures as well as
3scale API for APIs solution.
FullContact decided that 3scale was
the right solution to use to rapidly
expand its partner channel. 3scale
stood out for its distributed architecture, rapid
“But API management is
not our core competency,
so we researched the top
API platform providers that
could help us do it right the
first time. We were seeking
a system with a billing
solution and strong
analytics capabilities.”
Bart Logang
Founder & CEO
3scale provides a Plug & Play Cloud API management
Platform & Infrastructure for developers, and companies
to securely open, control, manage, operate and monetize
their API to 3rd parties (e.g. developers, business
partners, etc)
Customer reference:
3scale has offices in the Silicon Valley and Spain.
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