It’s no doubt that user experience can make or break your business. It’s also no mystery that APIs help drive continuous innovation in both mobile and web digital assets to help you create a seamless user experience. Whether it’s an API call to PayPal for your checkout processes, a request to Google Maps for location services, or a request to Facebook that you used to log in to Spotify, APIs support a smooth, easy digital experience that keeps users happy and makes it easy to return. What remains a mystery, however, is that many businesses have yet to add API Monitoring to their performance monitoring strategy. As such a vital part of your digital ecosystem, understanding how the APIs you rely on are performing is paramount in crafting an impeccable digital strategy in 2018.
We’ve made it easy to stay ahead of your competition by continuously innovating and monitoring your APIs in 2018. Here’s three ways AlertSite makes API Monitoring easier and more rewarding so you can improve your user experience:
- Full Visibility – By monitoring the full range of API functionality, you’re able to understand the depth of performance for each step in the API transaction. We monitor availability and functional correctness in addition to performance metrics to make sure that you’re able to deliver on your envisioned user experience. To give you full visibility and better insight into your APIs (and overall application functionality) AlertSite monitors
- API Sequences
- Internally facing APIs
- Globally with 350 nodes
- Easy Button – Ok, so we don’t have a literal easy button. BUT, adding a new monitor in AlertSite may as well be an easy button. We’ve made sure that adding a new API monitor is simple for both users who understand APIs as well as those who may not be as well versed in API design.
- Native API Endpoint monitor creation
- XML and JSON assertions
- Reuse SoapUI scripts
- Use Swagger Definitions
- Managing SLAs – Leveraging third-party sources for functionalities is great, until something goes awry. Keep API vendors accountable by managing the performance of the APIs you consume as well as SLAs you’ve set up for partners who consume your APIs. Monitor API performance metrics right from your dashboard, with alerting capabilities, so you know when performance deviations occur.
Monitoring APIs is not as daunting as it sounds. Need to see for yourself? Try AlertSite for free for a month!