2022 State of the API Report
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Global Growth of APIs
Over the last 12 months, the global growth of the API ecosystem has been strong, from the number of practitioners and countries represented to the number of API requests sent.
Since the 2021 State of the API report was released, the Postman API Platform saw significant surges in use:
Users: 20 million
Collections created: 38 million
Requests created: 1.13 billion
APIs are global
What are the top geographic regions creating collections and sending requests? We wanted to know, and we wanted to compare them with the rest of the world. Here's how it breaks down:
Countries and geographic areas: 234, including just about every country in the world, and even Antarctica.
Number of Collections Created
Number of Requests Created
Most popular APIs
We looked across the Postman Public API Network, the world's largest public API hub, to see which API collections were forked most over the past year. Here's what we found:
The 2022 API Platform Landscape
As more companies recognize APIs as the building blocks of modern software, API tools and services are evolving to meet their needs. These offerings span the API lifecycle, including design, testing, and security. They also include repositories for source code, API gateways, application performance monitoring, and CI/CD—all of which must integrate with API platforms to achieve optimal results.
Navigating this landscape requires careful thought. Here's our view of the API Platform Landscape today: