MTN has unveiled API marketplace — Chenosis — to tap the business potential of the API industry in Africa, as part of its digital strategy.
MTN said Chenosis will enable developers and businesses to subscribe to APIs published on the continent.
API products and services will be available from telecom, e-health, e-government, IoT, fintech, e-commerce, identity and authentication, payments and collections, location and more, from a single marketplace.
“Chenosis is a separate brand and entity, and will have an arms-length relationship with MTN so that it remains open to all mobile network operators, fintech start-ups, payment service providers, mobile wallet operators, financial service providers, and more,” says Charles Molapisi, chief technology and information officer of MTN Group.
The Chenosis Marketplace provides the tools for publishers to monetise and promote their APIs, by creating subscription plans and product bundles that developers and businesses can purchase.
The Chenosis Marketplace portal has dashboards for publishers and consumers to track revenue and credit balances, view consumption analytics and API performance and lots more.
The Chenosis Marketplace will be open to the public from 10th August 2020. Developers can explore the Chenosis Marketplace at www.Chenosis.io