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The story behind Document360 -- podcast with founder Saravana Kumar

by Tom Johnson on Nov 17, 2020
categories: technical-writing podcastswriting

In a previous post, I explored how Document360, a new cloud-based documentation platform, handles API documentation scenarios. This time, I decided to record a podcast with Saravana Kumar, founder of Document360, to get the behind-the-scenes story about how Document360 came about, what's driving their fast pace of development, and their roadmap for the future.


Listen here:

Podcast topics

Here are some of the topics we chat about in the podcast:

  • The story behind Document360, why they needed the software, perceived shortcomings in the market, and other beginnings
  • The target audience for Document360 and its likely competitors
  • The choice of using Markdown as a source format, and whether Markdown creates challenges for localization workflows
  • Integration with GitHub and the Document360 API
  • Document360’s search (powered by Algolia) coupled with a sidebar filter that lets users narrow by keyword
  • What’s on the future roadmap to come


Document360 also has a podcast called Knowledgebase Ninjas, where they regularly interview documentation and KB experts about best practices.

See also the previous post I wrote: How does Document360 handle challenges with API documentation?.

You can explore learn more about Document360 and download a trial at

Note: This podcast was sponsored by Document360.

About Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson

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