2022 State of the API Report

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This report is based on two sources: a survey of 37,332 developers and API professionals from around the world and anonymized, aggregated data from the Postman API Platform. The survey was fielded over approximately four weeks in June and July 2022. The average amount of time spent on the survey was 15 minutes and 8 seconds. The answers to most nonnumerical questions were randomized in order to prevent order bias in answering.

Respondents were recruited primarily through channels owned by Postman, including social media, email, and the Postman community forum. 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 eligible geographies were offered a chance to win prizes including one PlayStation®5, five $100 Amazon gift cards, or ten $50 gift certificates to the Postman Swag store.

State of the API Reports for 2020 and 2021 are also available online.

The following survey respondents were prizewinners this year:

Sony PlayStation 5

  • Pavan R., US

$100 Amazon gift cards

  • Charlie S., US
  • Seenuraj S., India
  • Shawn D., Canada
  • Aaron L., Australia
  • Sudhir M., India

$50 gift certificate to Postman Swag store

  • Saifuddin, India
  • Jeremiah B., US
  • Tobias H., Austria
  • Jason D., UK
  • Sagar G., US
  • Camille G., Canada
  • Karan J., India
  • Sabra R., US
  • Nikos H., Greece
  • Kent T., Malaysia