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SaaS companies should adopt an API-first strategy since API’s are the cornerstone of integrations, ecosystems, and partnerships.

Integrations are not only essential for SaaS survival, but they also open up new use cases, reduce churn and bring added value to your platform. Publishing an API is crucial for SaaS growth, however bad API design can damage your SaaS platform reputation.

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What is a good API?

When SaaS companies use Blendr.io – an embedded integration platform – to boost their native integrations offering, we often receive the question – “What is a good API”? 
At Blendr.io, we have been working with hundreds of API’s and compiled an API Checklist for SaaS companies.

https

Use HTTPS & a signed SSL Certificate

api (13)

Publish a RESTful API

responce code

Correct response codes

GraphQL white

Nice to have: GraphQL

number-two-in-a-circle

Implement Versioning

login (1)

Use secure authentication

briefing

Document your API

pagination

Paginate results 

stopwatch

Add timestamps

network

Enable side-loading

warning (1)

Error handling

list

Include metadata

gears

Test your API

endpoints

CRUD endpoints

form (4)

Get objects by other fields

increment

Add incremental endpoints

browser (2)

Offer a sandbox

call-webhooks (1) copy

Offer Webhooks

lock

A gateway to protect your API

stop

Set a usage limit