State of
APIs

Developers’ workflows change rapidly.
Here are the insights you helped us collect on the state of APIs in 2021.

State of APIs

How much do we rely on APIs?

Over 61.6% of developers reported relying on APIs more in 2021 than they did in 2020. Additionally, 68.5% expect to rely on APIs even more in 2022.

I relied on APIs...
2020 -> 2021
Compared to 2020, did you rely on APIs more, less, or about the same in 2021?
Less
6.9%
About the Same
26.0%
More
61.6%
Unknown
5.5%
I will rely on APIs...
2021 -> 2022
Do you expect to rely on APIs more, less, or about the same in 2022?
Less
3.8%
About the Same
22.1%
More
68.5%
Unknown
5.6%

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Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s RapidAPI Developer Survey! We hope this report gives you insight into the API landscape and emerging technology trends.

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