Why should I invest in API documentation?
API documentation is a reference resource that allows developers to work with your software or application and integrate it into their API.
Developers are consumers too, and like consumers, they appreciate simple, well-designed, and easy-to-use products. They expect to be able to find the information they need, and they often have the API documentation open all day as a reference. Getting developers over the initial learning curve builds confidence in your product. By understanding the full capability of the API, developers can use more features, and become increasingly committed to your services.
Well-designed API documentation provides the following advantages:
Gives developers confidence in your product
Makes your product easier to use
Encourages developers to use more features
Ensures developers keep using your products
Acts as a sales & marketing tool
Encourages future brand purchases
An award-winning API documentation writing service
3di has been creating award-winning technical documentation for over 20 years, thanks to a combination of our highly skilled in-house team and industry specialist freelance authors. But don’t just take our word for it, read our case study on our UKTC award-winning API documentation for Unzer, and see our work for yourself.
What we do
When 3di writes API documentation for you, we have a process that we follow to ensure that we create the best API documentation for you and the developers that use your products. Our team of experienced API documentation writers know what developers need, and create your documentation with the following considerations:
We provide the details and concepts necessary for a developer to get up and running, and in a position to start exploring and solving problems.
This is the detailed list of the functions of the API and might include the endpoints, parameters, error codes, and code examples.
We balance your API documentation so it supports your marketing and keeps commercially sensitive content secure.
Use case tutorials
Help the developers imagine scenarios that get the best from the service, and bridge the gap between conceptual possibilities and real-world applications.
How to ensure you can efficiently reuse and maintain the wider set of content about your product.
How we make great API documentation
We combine the principles of efficient software development with our experience of making complex information clear, so that we can provide an award-winning API documentation writing service. In practice, this means we establish consistent frameworks, focus on the most important areas, and ensure that the ability to create clear and accurate content becomes easy for both in-house and outsourced resources. 3di helps you ensure that you have the tools, processes and dedicated resource to produce and maintain high-quality API documentation. We do this by:
- Using the best information design practices to ensure efficiency is built into the process
- Establishing a content creation process to take the pressure off your resources
- Implementing content distribution strategies to ensure developers have easy access to the information they need
- Ensuring continuous improvement of your API documentation as part of 3di’s commitment to innovation