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API Documentation

Create new age, interactive API documentation with Bit documents.

What is API Documentation?

API documentation helps customers and partners connect their software, online services to your platform. It's an intelligent way of sharing information, passing information back and forth and helping users with their workflow needs.

Why is API Documentation Important?

API documentation is very important to help partners and clients connect with your software. Integrations between software and online platforms help to make systems for sticky as there has been a lot of time and effort taken to connect the platforms. Information can be sent to or fro helping partners and clients work more efficiently between multiple platforms.

What You Should Include in Your API Documentation?

Title: Provide a title for your API Documentation

Introduction: Explain in each section what you will be going over.

Tutorials: Provide a detailed step-by-step guide of that part of the API.

Examples: It's always a good idea to provide examples.

Code Snippets: Whenever necessary share the code snippets with your reader to help them connect the dots.

Additional Resources: If you have any additional GIFs, videos, etc. share them with the reader.

Key Benefits of Creating Your API Documentation on Bit.ai

Bit is an collaborative interactive modern document platform that allows you to incorporate smart content inside of your documents. Businesses from across the globe are using Bit for fast beautiful documents.

Here are some of the man benefits of using Bit:

  1. Collaborate in real-time.
  2. Interlink your API documentation and other documents.
  3. Create fully responsive documents.
  4. Create API documentation that is only visible to yourself or your colleagues.
  5. Track engagement on a shared API Documentation with customers, partners, etc.
  6. Embed your API Documentation onto any website.

How to Make Your API Documentation Interactive?

Recommended power links and files you can add to your API documentation:

  • Web links
  • GitHub
  • PDFs, PowerPoint in Google Drive/OneDrive
  • Google Sheets, OneDrive Excel, Airtable
  • YouTube, Vimeo
  • Social Media posts
  • Draw.io & Lucidcharts
  • InVision, Framer, Figma

API Documentation

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