What to Know About the New Cisco Webex for Developers Portal

November 8, 2018
Nisha Sukumaran
Nisha SukumaranSr. Product Manager
What to Know About the New Cisco Webex for Developers Portal

We’re constantly working to improve the Cisco Webex developer experience, from signing up to promoting your apps in the Webex App Hub. With our latest update, we are releasing a refreshed Cisco Webex for Developers portal experience.

This updated portal better equips our team to build powerful new features. It also enables us to share news and resources with developers like you even faster. While many of the portal improvements are on the back-end, there are several that you’ll notice as a user.

Improved Documentation Pages

Among many improvements to the Documentation pages is an updated API Changelog page and a right navigation bar to make it easier to find what you’re looking for within any page. We’ve made a slew of changes to the API Reference pages, adding response properties for every resource and improving the testing experience. We’ve also made it easier for you to copy code blocks.

Redesigned Blog

We think you’ll appreciate the elegant new look and feel of the Cisco Webex for Developers Blog. With four categories to filter content (“Product Announcements,” “How To’s,” “Events,” and “Developer Stories”) you’ll more quickly find the posts you’re looking for. You can even send them to your friends and followers with the new social sharing feature.

Cleaner Organization

To make it easier for you to find the information you’re after, we’ve reorganized the portal content. This update also includes a revised home page and a detailed footer with handy links.

Revamped Tokens

To ensure you don’t accidentally use your personal access token in a production app, we’ve updated the portal to provide you with a new personal access token. This token is valid for 12 hours after your login, and can be copied from the Getting Started page or the API Reference pages for any quick testing needed outside the portal. For production apps, navigate to My Webex Teams Apps to create production tokens.

Updates on the Way

But that’s not all. We have more portal updates coming soon like full-site search, blog and API changelog subscription buttons, embedded feedback widget on every documentation page, easier ways to do OAuth and more guides, use cases and step-by-step tutorials!

Have portal suggestions or other feedback for us? Please send us a message!