APImetrics Announces New Partnership with Radius Inc. We at APImetrics are proud to announce our new partnership with Radius Inc., a Kirkland-based next-generation technology consulting company focused on the growing Internet of Things industry. Earlier today, Radius unveiled their new “Radius API Performance Monitoring Solution,” which is powered by APImetrics technology. Through Radius, our technology will reach Fortune 500 companies around the world, significantly expanding our service footprint. Check out the below description of Radius’ solution, from http://insideradius.com/: APIs are the workhorses of the Internet of Things (IoT) phenomenon. By simplifying the process by which data is accessed through the [...]
This White Paper is published jointly from APImetrics and OAuth.io - a copy can be downloaded from here. Please feel free to comment or contact us to ask questions. APImetrics, WA, USA and OAuth.io, USA The idea behind OAuth is simple - a standard way to enable access to protected resources (like a social network), so a user can sign into a web service, and, via a secure exchange of tokens, an app or 3rd party can access that service. All happening without the developer ever seeing the user’s username or password. However, in reality, there is a lot of [...]
For our signed in users, and if you haven't signed up for a free account, you really should - you get much better access to the data, we've had a slight change to the database and we're now recording the latency of test failures as well as passes. For the astute among you, you'll notice that some APIs are showing error rates but not actually showing error latencies. That's because we're only reporting actual server errors on the report, so that's a 4XX or 5XX response from an API rather than something harder to diagnose like a timeout. As we've [...]
It's been a little while since we updated you, but we've been busy. There's a lot of new features shipping next month and I wanted to let you know about some of those. Firstly, we now handling multipart API calls, this is essential for many of the image uploading services and APIs we're testing and has been core to some of the needs of our enterprise clients. Secondly, we've made a number of cosmetic but essential changes to the UX to make the creation and management of tests easier. Finally, for our enterprise clients, we've made it easier than ever [...]
It's the AT&T Developer Summit and we will be attending. As part of our efforts to make life easier for developers, we're providing testing for some of the leading APIs that developers are using for the event. We have tests configured for the following APIs. AT&T In App Messaging Service v1 API AT&T In App Messaging Service v2 API Nokia HERE Maps Places Search Nokia HERE Maps Places Discover Nokia Mix Radio - Search Nokia Mix Radio - Artists Please sign up for an account to test them with your own developer keys and use our token manager to simplify [...]
Newly added features today, we're now providing users with statistical tools for understand the performance of their APIs better. This includes the following: Graphs based on raw results- so you can see plots of the raw data Standard Deviation (1st and 2nd degree) bars on latency plots Alerts for when performance degrades outside of the Standard Deviation Key to this is understanding the way that latency can affect your apps and your users and APImetrics is giving you the tools to do this. Sign Up for Free Today
It's been a busy month here, so here's a quick round up of the news and new features we've got coming. News We went out with our Press Release that more than half of the services you need for your apps and services will fail monthly. Here's the Programable Web take on it. And, just in time, Microsoft Azure lost their DNS server taking out all their dependent services for about 45 minutes. This included APIs offered by Bing and Microsoft Live. Remember, if a third party service has problems, you have problems! New Features Communities Now you can share [...]
Some nice coverage of our product in Programmable Web on the challenges of maintaining quality in APIs.
Not sure what's happening but Microsoft are having some serious DNS issues on their API calls for Bing, Bing Maps and Live services at the moment. They're not fully back up after 3 test cycles which means this has been going on for at least 45 minutes. Update: 15:30PST - we're still getting errors on the Bing Maps API. Here's the latest test log: https://client.apimetrics.io/tests/results/result/agpzfnZpYXRlc3RzchgLEgtUZXN0UmVzdWx0MxiAgIDQpeTxCQw/ Here's the API status dashboard.
Suppose you're trying to decide between different location search providers for your mobile app or service. You're certainly going to look at price. But you also need to consider general speed and reliability. For the first time, APImetrics makes it quick and easy to do side by side performance comparisons of different APIs. This video, shows the creation of a side by side test for 4 different location services in just over a minute!