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 recognizes and celebrates the best solutions in a number of categories - what we believe to be the key components of a developer portal.

DevPortal Awards 2020


This year we're introducing a few novelties in the categories: we put more emphasis on the experience behind the firewall . A new category, Best Developer Dashboard, rewards developer portals which take specific care of the “logged-in developer” user journey, for instance.

In 2020, the Best Overall Developer Portal category applauds mature portals, which excel in UX & DX from both an internal and external angle. Entry to this category stays automatic but the teams behind the portals will need to submit a written walkthrough with illustrations to show why they excel in this category. We revised other existing categories as well. Some got merged, some got amended with new criteria. For the full category list, visit the Categories page.

Nomination: 15th June – 15th August
Public voting: 15th September – 31st October
Awards Gala: 25th November (online)


Winners in 2020


We had a magical evening at the first ever online Awards Gala on 11/25, kudos to everyone who contributed to it!

We're truly grateful for the value the Jury & the winners provided in their interviews – we're planning to publish several follow-up content in December & 2021. Stay tuned!

Awards Jury in 2020


We're happy and grateful that Emmelyn Wang, Ellis Pratt and Bob Watson confirmed to form the Awards Jury in 2020.

Now they're reviewing the submissions and selecting the winners of each category.

Meet them at the Online Gala on 11/25 and see what they think about the nominees!

A Maturity Model for Developer Portals


How do I know what to work on to improve my developer portal? What are the different aspects I should be thinking about? What should be my priorities? How can I increase value, from the first MVP all through to a mature established developer portal? How do I do all this, even when I don’t yet have a clear path to value for my company’s API program? 

We have been thinking a lot about these questions, and about a model that would help us to answer them. 


Best Community Spotlight and outreach logo
Best Community Spotlight and Outreach
Best APi Reference Documentation & Support logo
Best API Reference Documentation & Support
Best Onboarding logo
Best Onboarding
Best API Business Model logo
Best API Business Model
Best New DX Innovation logo
Best New DX Innovation
Best Design logo
Best Design
Best Accessible Devportal logo
Best Accessible Devportal
Best International & Localized Devportal logo
Best International & Localized Devportal
Best Developer Dashboard
Best Developer Dashboard
Best Overall Developer Portal logo
Best Overall Developer Portal

Nominees for Best Overall Developer Portal