SOURCE: Apigee

Apigee

November 11, 2010 12:20 ET

Apigee Launches API Console for LinkedIn, PayPal, Foursquare, Twilio and SoundCloud APIs

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - November 11, 2010) - Apigee, the leading provider of API products and services, today launched the Apigee API Console for the LinkedIn, PayPal, Foursquare, Twilio and SoundCloud APIs.

The Apigee API Console let developers easily learn, explore, debug and code against the APIs, allowing them to authenticate, view request/response pairs, drill into errors and share what they are seeing with others. Apigee also supports the Facebook, Twitter and SimpleGeo APIs.

"In a week where we've announced more than 100 third-party applications built using SoundCloud's API, the launch of Apigee's API Console will help even more developers learn and use our service," said Eric Wahlforss, CTO and Founder, SoundCloud. "We've always encouraged developers to create applications that will enable our users to better create, promote and share their audio and now we hope an even wider array of innovations will be integrated with our platform."

"The LinkedIn, PayPal, Foursquare, Twilio and SoundCloud APIs are five of the most popular platforms for developers coding mobile, social and web applications for the API-driven internet," said Chet Kapoor, CEO, Apigee. "The Apigee API Console lowers the barrier to entry for developers, giving them a powerful toolkit for learning the APIs quickly, solving problems rapidly and building better apps."

The Apigee API Console has several features to simplify authentication, adoption, debugging and sharing:

  • Support for OAuth, HTTP basic and custom token authorization schemes: The API Console supports OAuth to allow simplified authorization for the Foursquare, LinkedIn and SoundCloud APIs; OAuth and HTTP basic for the Twilio API and custom tokens for the PayPal API. Developers only need to authenticate once for the entire session. 
  • Syntax highlighting and request auto-complete: The Apigee API Console list all API methods, allowing developers to send requests in two clicks and view the response with syntax highlight for JSON and XML. The API Console also auto-complete requests, making it easier than ever to get started on each API.
  • Parameters Pop-Up: Developers can easily configure request parameters by using the Apigee parameters pop-up, designed to support simple experimentation for figuring out what is needed for apps and integrations.
  • "Share" Snapshot: Developers can take a snapshot of API request/response pairs and share them with a unique URL, letting developer communities solve problems, debug and share support issues.

Visit http://app.apigee.com/console and use the pull-down menu to select the API you want to explore to get started.

About Apigee
Apigee is the leading provider of API products and technology for enterprises and developers. Over 150 enterprises like Comcast, MTV Networks, GameSpy, TransUnion Interactive, Guardian Life and Constant Contact and thousands of developers use Apigee's technology. Enterprises use Apigee for visibility, control and scale of their API strategies. Developers use Apigee's free tools to learn, test, and protect APIs. Learn more at http://apigee.com.

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