How APIs Make or Break Success in the Digital World [Infographic]

  March 03, 2016

SmartBear Software recently released the results of a global API survey, which included responses from more than 2,300 software professionals in over 50 industries, across 104 countries around the globe.

The State of API 2016 Report revealed some important findings about the growth, opportunities, challenges, and processes for the API industry in 2016.

Among our most revealing findings, we discovered:

  • Growth in the industry: 1 in 5 respondents began developing APIs in the last two years alone. (Tweet it)
  • Mobile and IoT are fueling growth: 54% of API providers expect mobile to drive the most growth; 44% expect IoT to drive the most growth. (Tweet it)
  • Concerns over security: Security is the #1 challenge API providers want to see solved, with 41% of providers citing security as a top challenge. (Tweet it)
  • Focus on quality: 85% of respondents say that API quality is either very important or extremely important to their organization. (Tweet it)

You can find these findings and more of the key takeaways from the State of API 2016 Report in the infographic below. You’ll also find high profile examples of how the findings of the report have already played out in the real world for companies like Netflix, Salesforce, Amazon, and Facebook.



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Join us for a deeper dive into the State of API 2016 Report results.

On March 23, we are hosting an expert panel discussion on the survey results and what they mean for the API industry.

The speakers include:

Learn more.