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Mashery Achieves New Milestones With 95,000 Developers and 25,000 Live Apps
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - Mashery, the leading provider of API (Application Programming Interface) management and strategic services, announced major momentum for the Mashery API Network with more than 25,000 new web and mobile application developers joining the network in the last six months. There are now 95,000 members of the Mashery API Network who have retrieved API keys, then built more than 25,000 live applications -- revealing that APIs are increasingly crossing into the mainstream with the explosive growth of mobile, local and social web applications.
The growing Mashery API Network gives developers access to APIs from hundreds of brands and some of the most powerful APIs on the web through a single sign-on. In an effort to help developers find new opportunities and be more successful, Mashery is launching a new API discovery hub, an applications directory, and the Mashery API Monitor all located at developer.mashery.com.
"Developers follow the Law of Two Feet and move quickly when companies make their APIs easy and valuable for developers to use," voiced developer advocate Abraham Williams. "Useful data and tools for building applications naturally draw developers looking for awesome integration opportunities."
The top developer benefits of these new features are:
- an API discovery hub, providing new ways for developers to find platforms and opportunities by business vertical to build the next generation of innovative web and mobile apps;
- an Applications directory, showcasing the best and most interesting apps built by developers in the Mashery API Network. The directory assists developers in getting more exposure for their apps while also providing examples and inspiration for new developers;
- the Mashery API Monitor, revealing real-time performance and health monitoring of API services across the Mashery API Network. This information helps developers throughout the lifecycle of their application development and deployment;
"APIs have quickly become the engines of modern applications, so paying close attention to the status and functionality of each API utilized in an application is a must," said Mark Pors, CTO and co-founder of WatchMouse. "We are excited to power Mashery's API Monitoring services to bring a deeper level of status monitoring, to further support developers, and to provide them with the best information at the earliest possible moment to ensure the greatest functionality of today's exciting applications."
"As APIs begin entering mainstream growth, they are no longer exclusively the domain of top tech talent magnets such as Google, Facebook and Twitter," said Delyn Simons, director of developer relations for Mashery. "Our developer-driven growth is a signal of up and coming mainstream API activity. Plus, overall growth of API activity and app downloads reveals increasing developer demand for new APIs and useful tools to help them build better apps."