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

JSON and XML Content Error Reporting

One of the common problems we see with APIs is a HTTP 200 code, but a mobile app, in particular still has problem with the results.  That usually means there is a content error in the XML or JSON that the API is returning.  APImetrics has always parsed your content for errors but we’re now adding clearer guidance on what those errors mean and where to look for them.  In every failure report, even if the API has returned a 200, we are providing additional error reporting information: Additionally, we will leave you with access to the raw content so [...]

By | 2016-10-29T01:57:17+00:00 April 21st, 2015|Feature updates|0 Comments

Regional Cloud API Test Locations and Cloud Performance

In our quest to create the best tool for API Performance Monitoring, we have added more regions for each of the major Cloud Service Providers. We know that in order to fully monitor your API’s performance, there needs to be realistic situations from all over the globe. In this post we will feature the Cloud API testable regions, as well as some interesting findings for cross Cloud calls. With that in mind, please let us know if there are any other regions you would like us to add. Below is our current list of test locations and clouds from around [...]

By | 2016-10-29T01:57:17+00:00 April 20th, 2015|Feature updates|0 Comments

Added Support for SOAP APIs

At APImetrics we are always striving to stay agile and with that we want to continue enhancing our product to be the perfect API Performance Monitoring Solution for Enterprise. With more customers joining every day, we started to see an uptick in requests from Enterprise Clients to add support for SOAP. With that, we are happy to announce that we have rolled out full support for SOAP APIs! APImetrics CEO David O’Neill was recently interviewed by ProgrammableWeb’s Janet Wagner about the new support features. * “O'Neill explained to ProgrammableWeb that a lot of their enterprise customers were requesting the ability to monitor [...]

By | 2016-10-29T01:57:17+00:00 April 7th, 2015|Feature updates, Press Releases|0 Comments