What Project X is not
Project X is not a developer portal¶
With Project X, the developer experience prior to checkout is under your full control. You are free to create a landing page and documentation portal using any solution from the huge variety of those out there, keeping your unique design.
Project X takes care of the checkout process and self-service for your customers.
We ease the burden of implementing user registration, consumption control, usage tracking, subscription management, payment integrations, and other tasks, which are handled by Project X, so you can focus on creating and marketing your APIs, preserving your distinctive identity and delivering an exceptional developer experience.
Project X is not a general-purpose API gateway¶
Project X API Gateway was created specifically for the purpose of API monetization. Its main goal is to minimize the integration effort for API providers. For most scenarios, it requires zero integration.
You configure it in the Management Portal, and it authenticates users, controls access, enforces subscription limitations, and tracks per-subscription usage, which is then used by the Project X Billing Engine to calculate amounts due, automatically.
This is different from many existing monetization and billing solutions, where you need to write integration code in order to send usage statistics to the billing provider.
Seamless integration of all components is the key to the fastest time to market for your APIs.
Project X is not an API management platform¶
Focus on one single purpose is what allows Project X to be superior in monetization-related matters.
While it may be missing some features present in general-purpose API management platforms, it offers API providers a highly performant API Gateway that has the richest consumption control capabilities on the market, which allows you to easily productize your APIs, charging customers for the actual value they get from your APIs instead of charging them for the obsolete "Number of API calls" metric.
Its custom-built billing engine is designed with API use cases in mind. Recurring payments, subscriptions, custom terms, pre-build payment provider integrations, flexible pricing models — all that is already implemented for you in Project X.
Project X is not an API marketplace¶
Project X does not act as a middleman in the process of payment collection.
Instead, we provide an integrated set of tools for API monetization which saves you an enormous amount of time, allowing for the fastest time to market.
Our approach let's you keep your corporate identity and retain full control over developer experience prior to checkout.