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State of APIs

How important is it to participate in the API economy?

This figure was even higher in specific industries, including telecommunications, healthcare, and financial services. Nearly all organizations with an active, high-priority project around APIs or microservices agreed that participation in the API economy was important.

Participating in the API economy is a top priority for my organization’s strategy.
All responses
59.3%
Yes
17.7%
No, but it will be a priority
23.0%
No
From people who work at organizations in...
Financial Services
67.1%
14.5%
18.4%
Technology (Software/Internet)
61.2%
16.2%
22.6%
Manufacturing
60.0%
18.0%
22.0%
Telecommunications
59.2%
21.1%
19.7%
Healthcare
55.6%
22.2%
22.2%
Professional Services
52.8%
20.8%
26.4%
Government
44.4%
20.0%
35.6%

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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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