Categories

 

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.

 

Nomination categories

 

Best Community Spotlight and outreach logo
Best Community Spotlight and Outreach

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.

Best APi Reference Documentation & Support logo
Best API Reference Documentation & Support

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.

Best Onboarding logo
Best Onboarding

Developer portals that clearly show what their APIs are about, how they work, how developers can start integrating and where they can find resources.

Best API Business Model logo
Best API Business Model

Developer portals 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 trust through a genuine approach to legal topics such as policies and terms of use.

Best New DX Innovation logo
Best New DX Innovation

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,...) through DX innovations or well executed existing technologies.

Best Design logo
Best Design

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 trust through superior production quality.

Best Accessible Devportal logo
Best Accessible Devportal

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.

Best International & Localized Devportal logo
Best International & Localized Devportal

Developer portals that implement devices or content strategies to address topics like cultural diversity, differences in language capabilities, local legal requirements and regional expectations.

Best Developer Dashboard
Best Developer Dashboard

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

 

Best Overall Developer Portal logo
Best Overall Developer Portal

Mature developer portals excel in UX & DX from both an internal and external angle. They take care of the authoring 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 takes the utmost care of differentiated audiences.

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