Applaud the Best DevPortals

DevPortal Awards brings together the API community to recognize, celebrate and learn from the world’s greatest developer portals and their API documentation.

About DevPortal Awards

What is DevPortal Awards?


A handful of leaders in the API space are developing DX innovations for their API products and developer portals, but these efforts are not coordinated, and it is difficult to see clear trends in the API docs space. We want to create an opportunity to celebrate the best developer portals and their API documentation components, so that the API industry as a whole can accelerate its own learning. The DevPortal Awards will recognize and celebrate the best solutions in a number of categories - what we believe to be the key components of a developer portal.

DevPortal Awards 2019


The Awards team is happy to announce that Nomination is open! Nomination criteria haven't changed – you can nominate any public API developer portal. 


1 May - 30 June: Nomination 
1 August - 30 September: Public voting
11 October: Awards Gala


Best Onboarding and Best API Reference Documentation


How can you attract and convert new users through your developer portal? How can you make sure your customer developers can easily onboard and integrate with your APIs?

In our previous article, we focused on what can help you, as a user, to decide if a devportal provides you with the solutions you are looking for. In this article, we will look at what comes next: how can you actually start using the devportal and its APIs? How does the authorization process work? How can you run tests? What is needed to begin implementing? How can you accelerate your work?

API The Docs Amsterdam – Call for Proposals is open!


API the Docs Amsterdam is a full-day event about API documentation, developer experience and developer portals. It's a great opportunity to share your work with fellow documentarians, product owners, API team leads and developer advocates!

What's your story?
Submit a talk until June 30.

Best API Business Model & Best Decision Maker Documentation


How can you convince future customers that your products and APIs provide the best solution for their needs? How can you address users that are interested in how to excel their business?

In this article we will focus on the categories Best API Business Model and Best Decision Maker Documentation. We will highlight the criteria that we think define these categories and showcase how last year’s nominated devportals stood out.


Best devportal policies & terms of use
Best post-integration & maintenance support
Best community spotlight and outreach
Best API reference documentation
Best decision maker documentation
Best onboarding
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Best API business model
Best new DX innovation
Best design
Best accessible devportal
Best international & localized devportal
Best Overall Developer Portal
Best Overall Developer Portal

Nominees for Best Overall Developer Portal