PHP Framework for building scalable API's on top of Laravel.
Under MIT License
By apiato

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Build scalable API's faster | With PHP 7.4 and Laravel 8.0

Apiato is a framework for building scalable and testable API-Centric Applications with PHP, build on top of Laravel.

It is designed to help you build scalable API's faster, by providing tools and functionalities that facilitates the development of any API-Centric App.

Apiato uses the best frameworks, tools and conventions in a very creative way, to deliver a rich set of features for a modern PHP Application.

Why!? Because setting up a solid API from scratch is time consuming (and of course, time is money!).
Apiato gives you the core features of robust API's fully documented, for free; so you can focus on writing your business logic, thus deliver faster to your clients.

Why API-Centric Apps?

Today we’re living in a digital era, where almost everything is connected to the Internet.

Building cross-devices applications is becoming a must. And to do it, you need APIs (Application Programing Interfaces).

Web developers are used to serve HTML pages directly from the Backend. However, this traditional method has many disadvantages nowadays.

API's can serve anything and everything (Mobile Apps, Web Apps, Smart TVs, Smart Watches,...).
As well as, it can be exposed to the world allowing developers to interact with your Application and help growing your business.

API-Centric Apps allows Frontend (Web + Mobile) and Backend developers to work on their codes in parallel.
After the Frontend Apps are ready they get attached to the Backend (API-Centric) code to start functioning.
This leads to zero decoupling between the Frontend and the Backend code and also removes the dependencies.
The API documentation acts as the contract between both sides during the development life cycle of all the Apps.


Apiato comes with an amazing list of features.

See Feature List Here


Apiato is built using the new architectural pattern Porto.

Porto SAP is a modern Software Architectural Pattern, designed to help developers organize their Code in a super maintainable way. It is very helpful for big and long term projects, as they tend to have higher complexity with time.

It's completely optional to build your application using the Porto architecture.
Alternatively, you can build it using the MVC architecture, and still benefit from all the features of Apiato.

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Feel free to dive in! Fix open Issues and submit new features.

Make sure you check our contribution guide before getting started.

Apiato follows the Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct.

Awesome People

Apiato is an MIT-licensed open source project with its ongoing development made possible entirely by the support of all these smart and generous people, from code contributors to financial contributors. ?

Project Maintainers

Mahmoud Zalt


Johannes Schobel


Johan Alvarez


Zeljko Marenovic


Renato Dehnhardt


Julián Bustamante




Lloric Mayuga Garcia




Arthur Vandenberghe


Null HZ61 P1


Martin Kiesel


Samer Halawani


Mohammad Alavi


Moslem Deris


Code Contributors

Financial Contributors

You can support us using any of the methods below:

1: Open Collective

2: Paypal

3: Github Sponsors

4: Patreon


Sponsoring is an act of giving in a different fashion. ?

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

You can sponsor us using any of the methods below:

1: Sponsor via Open Collective.

2: Email us at [email protected].

Sponsors logos are displayed on the github repository page and the documentation website home page.


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