AMC Theatres® (NYSE: AMC) is the customer experience leader, running the most productive movie theatres in top markets around the U.S., and serving approximately 200 million guests each year with industry-leading guest satisfaction ratings. The company is headquartered in the Kansas City area, where their API Platform and Ecommerce team is located. AMC Theatres is a .Net shop, currently with 12 developers (and growing!), and they use a REST architecture for their partner and private APIs.
The AMC Theatres team began using Postman Cloud very shortly after it became available, in early 2016. The team were long time users of the Postman’s free app, and they were eager to try the extended features of Postman Cloud, and have started using Postman Collections to document APIs.
The AMC Theatres API & Ecommerce team manages and maintains hundreds of endpoints across many APIs and environments. Postman Cloud provides a complete toolchain for the team to easily share API requests, variables, and environment templates both across and among teams. Prior to buying Postman Cloud, the team cobbled together several unconnected tools and manual processes to cover the same functionality.
With Postman Cloud, however, the team uses the Postman Collection as the format for the API. As the AMC Theatres team works on a new service, endpoints get added to a shared Postman collection, where other teams and team members can access them. This allows a quick reference to all the endpoints in every system, across all multiple development environments.
“Postman Cloud is a great tool that enables team collaboration,” said Ian Joyce, Director, API Platform & Ecommerce. “The sharing capabilities help make onboarding new developers and partners a much easier process.”
Like many development teams, AMC uses Postman Cloud to save developer time, but more importantly, to encourage communication and collaboration, making everyone’s work life easier.