2020 State of the API Report

2020 State Of The API Survey

Report Methodology

This report is based on a survey of 13,586 API industry members from around the world. The survey was fielded over a period of three weeks in June and July 2020. The median amount of time spent on the survey was 13 minutes and 6 seconds. The answers to most non-numerical questions were randomized in order to prevent order bias in answering.

Respondents were recruited primarily through channels owned by Postman, including social media, email, community forum, in-product messages, and website. Since respondents were recruited in this way, highly engaged users of Postman were more likely to notice the survey and complete it.

As an incentive, respondents who finished the survey could opt to receive a copy of this report. Also, individuals from the United States were offered a chance to win one of two Nintendo Switches, five $100 Amazon gift cards, or ten $50 gift certificates to the Postman swag store.