Examples of Awesome API Documentation

In the process of building an API?  Looking to get started on your first API integration project?  Below is a list of some of my favorite API documentation sites.

PubNub

Maintains one of the best examples of how to have a very complex system under the hood, while keeping a cool and organized API outline.  Oh, and the dev console is plain cool.

PubNub JavaScript SDK | JavaScript SDK 2013-11-06 22-39-07

Console 2013-11-06 22-40-53

Mandrill

Example JSON requests on each method page makes it easy for a developer to see the exact format their application should be communicating with the API.

mandrill

Stripe

Simple and logical method names like cards, customers, and coupons allow Stripe to build a dead-simple structure to house a robust API.

stripe

Context.io

Extremely well-organized, color coded, and built-in real test examples on each resource page.

Context.IO | The missing email API to leverage email data 2013-11-06 22-56-08

Searchify

Less is more.  Searchify keeps their documentation lean, and makes it very easy to understand.

searchify

Plivo

Inviting documentation that is easy on the eyes.  Fonts and other text emphasis makes it easy to hop around the documentation and find what you are looking for.

plivo

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