Enhancing Your Developer Portal: Lessons From the Leaders
Developer portals are the hub to explore and consume APIs. And it pays to keep the developer’s experience a top priority when building and enhancing your developer portal.
This blog is dedicated to our customers and their focus on providing a premium developer experience to their API consumers. Our customers make us who we are, hence, their developer portals are designed to keep up with the developers’ needs to help them understand and utilize their API. Their end goal is to make API integration smooth for their users by providing them with a well-formed developer portal and easily pluggable SDKs.
With APIs quickly taking over the world, they have become ubiquitous across every industry. Let’s look at a few of APIMatic’s customers and how they are capitalizing on our features. There’s sure to be something you spot in there that could take your portal to the next level.
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Manage your Data with GreenByte
GreenByte aggregates and harmonizes data from a wide variety of sources into a single, robust platform. It centralizes, detects, and analyzes assets to improve performance and save costs. Their developer portal is one of the most enhanced.
The changelog is maintained in the custom documentation guides that track the newest releases and changes with the release date.
A customized table of contents is on the left with icons and personalized fonts. Additionally, customized, step-by-step guides are maintained for users to understand API usage and implementation.
You can also get SDKs and API documentation from the portal in the language of your choice. The SDKs are production ready and the API documentation is consistent across all the languages.
Globalize Local Payments with Yapstone
Yapstone is a global provider of online and mobile payment solutions for large marketplaces. What makes their API developer portal stand out is the way they target industry solutions.
Yapstone’s API serves e-commerce, crypto exchanges, and long-term rental markets. Their portal contains customized guides to explain every industry and the specific workflow.
Their customized portal is not just a gateway to their API, but also to the use cases and industry solutions with tailored extensive guides.
With all this, the API documentation, code samples, and SDKs for different languages are an added plus that means their consumers can integrate Yapstone into their API quickly
E-Sign your Documents with Esign Genie
E-sign Genie is an online signature tool that allows organizations to e-sign documents. Their portal has detailed API documentation where the product and API usage are extensively explained.
The developer portal is color coded for better readability and they have customized the theme to make the portal look extremely presentable. Have a look at the theme below!
Deliver unique Customer Experiences with Fortis
Fortis is another customer from the fintech industry, they provide a comprehensive solution for payments and commerce enablement. They process billions of dollars annually. The API integration journey becomes smooth with their quick getting-started guide.
Apart from customizations in the portal’s theme and branding, most effort is put into the Single sign-on (SSO) guides for the users explaining parameters with sample JSON examples.
Manage your Finances Quickly with PayQuicker
PayQuicker manages and provides seamless enablement of payouts and flexible spending options via secured bank accounts. PayQuicker’s API developer portal has unique and vibrant colors that make the developer portal look eye-catching.
The API documentation is provided in a number of popular programming languages along with pluggable SDKs for various IDEs. No matter what the language of the developer is, the documentation provides a consistent experience for all the languages.
Along with a beautiful UI, PayQuicker has extensive product documentation for users on a variety of topics. Each guide is extremely comprehensive with sub-sections and media support.
Analyze Data and Get Insights with ThoughtSpot
ThoughtSpot is a search analytics platform that helps generate insights across a wide range of sectors from finance, manufacturing, communication, and healthcare, ThoughtSpot analyses data in real time.
Keeping up with analytics and data insights is a tricky and complicated business, however, their developer portal makes API usage quick and easy. The portal landing page visually depicts analytics and live boards, each linking to a customized user guide as per the use case.
ThoughtSpot’s developer portal supports multiple versions of their API in a single place, making it unique. The developers can easily switch between documentation versions by clicking on the toggle button.
Get Software Solutions for Logistics with WiseTech Global
WiseTech Global provides software solutions for the international logistics industry.
Their developer portal includes some custom features including a search bar to search the documentation and an option to print.
Another unique feature of the portal is that its documentation contains XML schema in the OpenAPI release.
Manage and Secure Financial Data with Finicity
Finicity is a financial data aggregation and banking insight platform that allows users to give permission to use and package their financial data to share with other companies.
Finicity has embedded the developer portal into its own ecosystem in its environment. Along with providing an excellent developer portal to their users, Finicity has also added Hotjar extension to uncover insights and make the right changes to the website.
With the Hotjar extension, tickets can be raised within the developer portal so they get feedback and analysis on how the website is performing.
Ship your Parcels around the Globe with ShipCaddie
ShipCaddie is a cloud-based parcel shipping solution for e-commerce and other retailers that enables businesses to manage their orders from any marketplace and ship them to the right consumers.
Their developer portal has customized product documentation for users to get started with the API, manage authentication, rates, and much more. They have customized the portal with their own branding and theme to make it look personalized.
APIMatic ruling Customer’s Hearts
Every customer portal has its own unique features and it is those tiny details that matter. Be it API documentation, custom guides, product walkthroughs, or branding, APIMatic can simplify the creation of a world-class developer portal.