Categories are used to associate the API with the most relevant topic. Examples: SMS, Education, Commerce, Video and Images, News.


Single category per API

APIs can only have a single API category assigned to it. This is to ensure that only the most relevant category is applied to an API.

To create a category, navigate to your admin panel, then select the "Categories" tab.

Under the Categories tab, select the + in the bottom right corner.


Admin Panel Categories tab

When creating a category, you can define the following information:

- Category Name [Required]
- Weight [Required]
- Short Description
- Long Description

Once a category has been created, API providers can tag their APIs with the relevant category and developers can search for APIs based on that category.



API searching and filtering

To learn more about searching for APIs, see Advanced Searching & Filtering.