Criteria vs SwaggerHub

Criteria is a collaborative platform for the entire API design process, from discovery to development.

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Criteria models your business domain and requirements upfront, before defining the technical solution.

Team members don't need to learn JSON, YAML or OpenAPI syntax, making collaboration with product managers, and other non-technical stakeholders simple and easy.

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SwaggerHub is the original editor for the Swagger specification, now known as OpenAPI. It is part of the SmartBear suite and integrates with many other tools.

SwaggerHub is better described as an IDE or text editor for OpenAPI. It is ill suited for teams that don't want to write JSON or YAML by hand.

Why choose Criteria?

Translate high-level business needs into detailed technical designs with best-practice design systems, smart defaults and templates.

  • For API product managers

    Criteria is built for API product managers who spend their time talking to customers, understanding the business and identifying requirements.

  • Edit your API as documentation

    Criteria is the only platform that allows you to iterate on your API as documentation. Other editors still require you to learn the underlying OpenAPI concepts.

  • Go beyond linting

    OpenAPI linters like Spectral can only tell you what's wrong. Criteria understands the semantics of your API and empowers the least technical person on your team to design excellent APIs.

Ship better APIs

Deliver better-designed web APIs that developers love with a platform that connects the dots across product, engineering and quality.