Devportal Awards Categories of 2021

Business alignment


Best Internal DevPortal

Business alignment

Developer portals that have been created to fulfil the need for collaboration, discoverability, and interface sharing internally within an organization.


Best API Business Model

Business alignment

This category is for devportals that found an innovative way to present their business models: they manage to increase the API’s perceived value through appropriate and clear descriptions, and build...

Operational excellence


Best Developer Portal for alternatives to REST-APIs

Operational excellence

Recent trends include low code and no code solutions for integration of various interfaces. Likewise, Rest APIs are not the only way in which to integrate. This award is for developer portals that are...


Best use of Monetization

Operational excellence

Developer portals that document and use API monetization in an innovative and effective way. These are developer portals that demonstrate successful implementation of controls on API or interface...


Best use of API Gateway Integration

Operational excellence

Developer portals that utilize one or more of their own or a 3rd party API gateway to provide an additional level of access control and metrics to their API calls.


Best Editorial Experience in a DevPortal

Operational excellence

The success of a developer portal is determined by how easy it is for editors to create and maintain content. This award looks at editorial experiences that reduce friction and provide for the...

Developer experience


Best API Reference Documentation & Support

Developer experience

Developer portals that improve on API reference documentation and how they integrate with “try it out”, and sandbox functionality. Portals that create trust towards their APIs by indicating their...


Best Findability of Products in a DevPortal

Developer experience

Devportals with easy to discover tools or structures that allow for finding APIs. The best developer portal will provide a clear, easy to follow, message to visitors of how to understand your API...


Best Accessible DevPortal

Developer experience

Developer portals that take the initiative to make their APIs and documentation accessible to all users with consideration for disability types and severity of impairment.


Best Developer Dashboard

Developer experience

Developer portals that take specific care of the “logged-in developer” user journey. These portals provide a dashboard that enhances the developer experience e.g. with metrics, transparent pricing...


Best International & Localized Devportal

Developer experience

Developer portals that implement content strategies or mechanisms to accommodate the international or cultural diversity of an audience (e.g. differences in language capabilities, local legal...


Best Design

Developer experience

Developer portals that found the perfect harmony of usability, content and aesthetics and present every aspect of the APIs in a well-structured, understandable way. Developer portals that inspire...


Best New DX Innovation

Developer experience

Developer portals that lead the way in boosting developer experience for their developers as a whole or for specific subgroups of developers (e.g. more/less advanced, different communities, etc)...


Best Onboarding

Developer experience

Devportals with transparent steps to registration and granting access that show what their APIs are about, how they work, how developers can start integrating and where they can find resources.


Best Community Spotlight and Outreach

Developer experience

Developer portals with creative solutions or initiatives to show developers that their work is appreciated. Portals with great community sections where developers can share knowledge and build...

Best overall developer portal


Best Overall Developer Portal

Best overall developer portal

Every nominee for a Best-in-Class award will be included in the competition for the Best Overall Developer Portal awards. Three awards will be granted for (1) Best Overall Enterprise DevPortal (2)...