API.expert: State of the APIs, April 20-27, 2020

We have already passed the last full week of April (and seemingly back into winter today here in the UK!) and once more the time has come to talk of many things, but particularly in our case, the State of the APIs over the last seven days. We recently launched API.expert as a simple way to provide everybody with insights into the API economy and the leading APIs in different categories in particular. The basic service is free and will remain free, but other, related services will be built on top of it, including your very own API.expert dashboards if you want them!  Each [...]

By |2020-04-30T01:48:13-07:00April 30th, 2020|Weekly Report, News|0 Comments

API.expert: State of the APIs, March 23-30, 2020

April is here (and sadly COVID-19 is likely to still be here for several months to come), so we gather together again to discuss the State of the APIs. We recently launched API.expert as a simple way to provide everybody with insights into the API economy and the leading APIs in different categories in particular. The basic service is free and will remain free, but other, related services will be built on top of it, including your very own API.expert dashboards if you want them!  Each week, month and year we’ll look at the APIs we track in a variety of sectors for their [...]

By |2020-04-01T12:39:53-07:00April 1st, 2020|News, Weekly Report|0 Comments

APIs in a Time of the COVID-19 Crisis

As the COVID-19 pandemic has so painfully demonstrated over the last few weeks, we live in a connected world. That has been true for centuries. The Black Death probably began in Central Asia in 1338-9 and reached Europe in 1347, eventually killing somewhere between 75 and 200 million people in Eurasia. It is not known where the so-called “Spanish” H1N1 influenza pandemic originated, but it is known that the pandemic, which lasted from January 1918 to December 1920 infected essentially every human on the planet. It is a sad feature of history that numerous pandemics of novel infectious diseases have [...]

By |2020-07-06T17:41:50-07:00March 31st, 2020|News|0 Comments

API.expert: State of the APIs – February 3-10, 2020

We are already well into February! And the moment of the week where we consider the State of the APIs over the last seven days is upon us. We recently launched API.expert as a simple way to provide everybody with insights into the API economy and the leading APIs in different categories in particular. The basic service is free and will remain free, but other, related services will be built on top of it, including your very own API.expert dashboards if you want them!  Each week, month and year we’ll look at the APIs we track in a variety of sectors for their quality [...]

By |2020-02-13T05:11:05-08:00February 12th, 2020|Monthly Report, News|0 Comments

Say Hello to API Rankings from API.expert

One of the recurring themes we hear when speaking to clients is that they just want the data. They don't want the challenge of setting up and configuring and maintaining API calls. They want answers, not excuses. They need to know – and they need to know it's right.Say hello to API RankingsAPI.expert is the first of a wave of product changes here at APImetrics to help us move towards the goal of making things easier to understand and use even for non-developers and ensure that everybody has access to clear API rankings for all the services they depend on. [...]

By |2020-07-06T17:48:39-07:00January 7th, 2020|API Update, News|0 Comments

APImetrics Announces New Monitoring Product for Postman APIs

Seattle – APImetrics has launched a new monitoring service for Postman users, the company announced yesterday.  “We are very excited to launch this product, which will allow users of Postman to monitor API global performance without having to do any configuration at all,” said David O'Neill, CEO of APImetrics. Utilizing the Postman Newman runtime system, users can now monitor and track the performance of their APIs directly from their Postman collections externally from more than 40 worldwide locations on the world’s three major clouds: AWS, Azure and Google. “This is the first time a third-party product has been launched [...]

By |2019-10-15T17:04:31-07:00October 15th, 2019|Press Releases, News|0 Comments

API Performance Analysis: Hitting the Mainstream

Here at APImetrics, we've been at the cutting edge of API performance analysis for over four years now. So we tend to forget how far things have come in just a short period of time. This was brought home to me just today by a thought piece in Forbes on the API economy. This point in particular leapt straight off the screen at me: APIs have become so essential to businesses that 85% consider web APIs and API-based integration fundamental to their business strategy and continued success. Five years ago, we were still having conversations with our clients about why [...]

By |2020-07-09T14:15:46-07:00May 1st, 2019|News, Fintech, Opinion|0 Comments

Healthcare API Economy: Long Overdue

  This week, Don Rucker MD, the National Coordinator for Health IT, proposed a healthcare API economy. This is something that's long overdue, especially in the USA, and shadows the changes that the banking sector, and before that the telecommunications sectors have gone through. However, it has its own unique risks and challenges that need to be carefully considered as the move happens. If you build healthcare APIs they might not come One of the many challenges for the telecommunications sector was that they were slow to adopt the right technologies. The innovations they wanted to be part of ended [...]

By |2019-02-16T09:54:18-08:00February 16th, 2019|News, Enterprise IT, Opinion|0 Comments

APIs and the Cloud: An Impact Study

In their recent white paper, ThousandEyes concludes that all the clouds offer good choices from the perspective of network performance with solid backbones for data transfer. But that’s only part of the story. When we started with our unique multi-cloud approach, we assumed that there wouldn’t be much difference between different clouds when they’re used to call APIs. The fact is, they’re all VERY different. How we analyze performance Our product makes a series of calls to API endpoints. We use the same security (OAuth, OAuth+JWT, etc.) as a TPP (Third-Party Payment) provider or ASIP (Account Service Information) provider [...]

By |2018-11-15T09:50:42-08:00November 15th, 2018|News, Fintech, IT and Cloud, Opinion|0 Comments

Top of the APIs: Which CMA9 Bank Was Summer Champion 2018?

The APImetrics Insights CASC (Cloud API Service Consistency) score lets you know the performance and quality of an API at a glance. It also lets you instantly compare any API with any other API. Not all APIs are identically comparable, so the usefulness in comparing two APIs depends on the nature of the APIs. In the case of Open APIs for UK CMA9 Banks, we can make direct (or almost direct) comparisons. That's because each of the CMA9 banks exposes APIs that do exactly the same things – with two caveats: Some banks have more ATMs or branches than others The [...]

By |2018-10-23T12:15:31-07:00October 17th, 2018|API Update, Fintech, Monthly Report, News|0 Comments