Coming Soon to UK’s Digital Marketplace and Microprocurement Platform

As I blogged a few weeks ago, one of the hottest trends right now in business and government is microprocurement. Always at the very front of any trend, we have just found out that APImetrics has been approved as a supplier for G-Cloud, the UK government's digital marketplace and microprocurement platform. So APImetrics will be going live on the brand new G-Cloud 10 on Monday, 2 July 2018. If you are in the lucky position to be a buyer of services from G-Cloud, get the date in your diary. In less than two weeks, you will be able to obtain [...]

By | 2018-06-19T08:20:15+00:00 June 19th, 2018|API Update, Feature updates, News|0 Comments

Microprocurement: Don’t Nonitor. Monitor!

Our friend Kin Lane has an interesting article over at his essential API Evangelist site that includes a shout out for us. Kin discusses the trend in US government circles towards microprocurement. We have seen this in the UK too – for instance, with the G-Cloud digital marketplace. CAPEX v. OPEX Microprocurement tried to address the age-old problem of CAPEX v. OPEX. If you want an active API monitoring solution, that's CAPEX. It's a software system, so you have to go through the whole heavyweight procurement cycle with RfIs and RfPs and RfQs and supplier approval. You might end up [...]

By | 2018-06-12T04:48:47+00:00 June 5th, 2018|API Update, Feature updates|0 Comments

New Features – Print to PDF for reports – Email Subscription controls

Email Controls You can now set your email preferences from the alerting menu, this will automatically subscribe or unsubscribe you from the various email reporting options like weekly and daily reports, insights or alerts. Print to PDF We've now formatted the key reports to print to a nicely formatted PDF for emailing out to internal and external reports. This works for the Insights Ranks, Insights Reports, the home page dashboard and all the location breakdown reports. Simply print from your browser menu and select 'save as PDF'. You may find that some of the reports may need you to [...]

By | 2018-05-07T17:54:00+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Feature updates|0 Comments

Daily and Weekly Status Mails

We've now added one of the features that everybody has been asking for, daily and weekly alert status mails. The emails will initially cover the basics - the number of calls you've made, the number of APIs monitored and not monitored and the alerts you've had during that day or week. Each monitored API and API shared within your organization is reported with the pass rate for the day/week, the median latency and the CASC score associated with the call. Over the next few months we'll also be adding the following: Insight data that is meaningful - bottlenecks, either [...]

By | 2018-04-07T09:52:36+00:00 April 7th, 2018|Feature updates, Housekeeping, Programming Notes|0 Comments

Rankings for Business Critical APIs

Every day, APImetrics run hundreds of thousands of API calls against some of the leading APIs in use. They're the APIs you may depend on, but you don't have a clear Service Level Agreement or Commitment. Using our Cloud API Service Consistency scoring system, we're launching the first part of a new service – providing weekly and monthly reports on the quality of leading APIs in a variety of sectors. Currently, these sectors include: Corporate Infrastructure APIs – cloud storage, office programs and more Developer Products – application tools Social Media – Facebook and more Search APIs – comparisons [...]

By | 2017-12-01T08:21:35+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Feature updates, News|0 Comments

APImetrics gets a fresh new look for 2017

Hot on the heels of our Improved Call Data Visualizations and Reporting, the APImetrics user interface now has a fresh new look for 2017. Our improved interface makes our service even more user-friendly and straightforward to use than before. Over the past year, we’ve been focused on enhancing the core functionality of APImetrics that makes our product the industry-leading API quality monitoring solution, especially with our unique APImetrics Insights intelligent analytics suite and CASC Score so you can see at glance how well your APIs are performing. User interface upgrades We re-examined every aspect of our user interface and user [...]

By | 2017-04-11T10:57:20+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Feature updates|0 Comments

Improved Call Data Visualizations and Reporting

Welcome to 2017 and with it, the first of a bunch of new reporting features. They're designed to tell you more about what's actually impacting your API and SaaS performance. First out of the gate – we've improved visualizations and comparison data of the steps involved in an API call. We've been breaking down the individual steps of the DNS lookup, handshake, processing and download. But we've now visualized that data along with gauges. It shows how the numbers stack up to your historical averages. SLOW reporting We also added functionality into the 'SLOW' alerts to let you know roughly [...]

By | 2017-04-11T11:07:18+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Feature updates, Programming Notes|0 Comments

Tracking API Calls with APImetrics

Using APImetrics to provide easy to track calls. We already provide logs of all API calls that include a detailed time stamp so you can find a specific item. Here’s another way to track calls through your entire stack: add a header to each test using the unique result or workflow result ID. In the API Call edit view, add a Header. Set the key name to something, such as X-APImetrics-ID and set the value to %%RESULT_ID%%. If you’re running the call as part of Workflow, you could also add a Header with %%TEST_RUN_RESULT_ID%% which would be the same value [...]

By | 2016-10-29T01:57:16+00:00 July 29th, 2015|Feature updates|0 Comments

A Featurette on our Features

We are always striving to make our tool better, and with that comes updates to features! Below is more information on our customizable Sharable Report, Dashboard and our Test Call Scheduler. What’s the point in logging tons of data if you can’t make any sense of it? In the age of Big Data and Analytics, everyone is striving to gather as much data as possible, in hopes to make deciphering problems in their business as easy as possible. At APImetrics, our solution is to make a sharable Dashboard full of test Data Graphs and Chart Widgets. With this Dashboard, users can [...]

By | 2016-10-29T01:57:17+00:00 May 8th, 2015|Feature updates|1 Comment