Let’s find the developer portal that provides the best overall experience for its users! Every nominee automatically runs for the Best Overall Developer Portal prize. Two portals will be selected in the end - one by the community and one by the Awards Jury.
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 connections.
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 availability and reliability, release notes and other maintenance support in an innovative way.
Developer portals 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.
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) through DX innovations or well executed existing technologies.
Developer portals that found the perfect harmony of usability, content, and aesthetics. These portals present every aspect of the APIs in a well-structured, logical way, and they inspire trust through superior production quality.
Developer portals that take the initiative to make their APIs and documentation accessible to all possible users, regardless of disability type or severity of impairment.
Developer portals that implement devices or content strategies to address topics like cultural diversity, differences in language capabilities, local legal requirements and regional expectations.
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, and an overview of API keys.
Mature developer portals excel in UX & DX from both an internal and external angle. They take care of the authoring & publishing experience, enable a fast first API call, have an active community, provide a personalized experience upon login, perform well regarding self-service for both novices and experienced users, offer relevant docs for decision makers and developers, innovated how to present and consume content, promote interactive materials, share code examples in multiple languages redundantly, and ensure that the chosen environment (such as platform, marketplace) takes the utmost care of differentiated audiences. Last but not least: great developer portals also serve a clear business purpose: they provide their organization with the tools and the space to experiment, learn and develop new business opportunities.