APImetrics Releases A Premium Version of API.expert
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APImetrics Releases A Premium Version of API.expert

By CIOReview | Monday, July 5, 2021

The new service keeps track of everything from mainstream API providers like Google, Slack, and Microsoft to niche vertical market applications.

FREMONT, CA: APImetrics, an application that allows developers, API providers, and businesses to test the performance of APIs, recently released a premium version of API.expert, a crucial resource for API consumers, developers, and providers across all industries and market sectors. The new service keeps track of everything from mainstream API providers like Google, Slack, and Microsoft to niche vertical market applications.

“APIs have become an essential part of the tech landscape, with more and more critical and essential services being delivered through them, from banking to healthcare, to the weather forecast and mapping services,” said David O’Neill, CEO, APImetrics. “But there are no agreed standards to measure the performance or service quality of what is being delivered by these APIs. Monitoring has mostly fallen to internal engineering teams, and their efforts often have little relation to the real-world experience of consumers or the service level implications of even the smallest API hiccup.”

API.expert is built on APImetrics’ award-winning API monitoring technology, which uses the proprietary Cloud API Service Consistency (CASC) rating methodology to provide a single score out of ten to enable straightforward comparisons across different API-based services.

“People are buying, integrating and using services without a standard way to agree if they are working effectively, or even if they are getting what they pay for,” O’Neill said. “If you are building your own product experience or business around a third-party API, your success relies upon the performance of that API. Better be confident it works well. By standardizing and simplifying the complex issue of monitoring, API.expert has removed that uncertainty, and at a scale that would be hard and expensive for any individual or business to achieve.”

API.expert delivers thematic compilations of more than 2,000 different APIs from more than 160 providers to make API monitoring accessible to non-technical teams and business leaders. APIs are rated for quality, and users may explore interactive dashboards and check how well any API is working using simple charts.

John Musser, founder of ProgrammableWeb and one of the pioneers of the API economy, commented: “Today, APIs support every aspect of home and working life, which means monitoring their real-world performance is vital. APImetrics’ API.expert Premium is a big step forward for the API economy. It will help API providers to build better, more robust services and API consumers to make informed choices for the services they build and offer to customers.”

API.expert delivers extensive information about API service availability, quality, and latency from the point of access for end-users in all major cloud data centers worldwide. API.expert provides free access to high-level data from the preceding week and month, as well as the current status. The new API.expert Premium service costs100 dollars for an annual membership, includes detailed metrics such as historical data, statistics on particular API endpoints, and daily and weekly performance notifications.

Nick Denny, Vice President of Engineering at APImetrics, said, “What we have seen from doing this for a large number of customers and developers is that while businesses are testing their own services and monitoring their in-house technology stacks, they find it very hard to monitor real world service availability in a repeatable way. We have simplified that task and made something any user can understand while still providing essential data for engineering teams. It is really a gamechanger for how we think about service quality.”