Design Showcase

Develop Faster, Innovate More

IBM API Connect is an application that tackles the complexities of developing and managing APIs, slashing development cycles from weeks to days.

API Developer

Run an API in under 5 minutes

When API developers are creating APIs, it's demanding and requires expertise. We designed API Connect to minimize entry barriers with:

  • Built-in templates and intelligent tools to rapidly create, test, and deploy APIs
  • Tools to visually compose and compare API architectures, reducing the learning curve required to take an API online

API Project Owner

Manage APIs with ease

Monitoring crucial API data can be frustrating for an API project owner, especially when it's scattered across different sources. We designed a curated dashboard to easily:

  • Gather necessary metrics at a glance
  • Customize and view the current status of relevant APIs in one centralized location
  • Automate notifications to API customers as APIs move through lifecycle stages

API Consumer

Simultaneously explore and test APIs

API Connect automatically generates custom developer websites to share API documentation. We designed thesewebsites, allowing API consumers to:

  • Conveniently explore the available APIs
  • Quickly test APIs with generated and custom data
  • Easily view plans and prices for API subscriptions

Build APIs effortlessly

To make the process pleasant and approachable, we designed features to help any API developer:

Visualize the data

Ordinarily, API developers would have to scan through hundreds of lines of code to determine how their data flows through their APIs.


We designed an interactive visualization, where API developers can simply adjust components without coding and easily inspect and debug their data flows.

Test and edit side-by-side

When designing our API Connect testing tool, we improved a convoluted, multi-tool process with:

  • A single, coherent user interface that allows side-by-side building and testing of their APIs
  • Effortless visual debugging tools that make it easier to isolate and remedy errors
  • An instantly familiar testing interface inspired by widely-used API testing tools

Companies Love Us

With IBM API Connect and Compose, we can get new features to market up to four times faster, helping Carbip fuel a revolution in social driving throughout France—and perhaps across Europe and around the world in the years to come.

Eric Barault

Co-founder and Technical Director