SOURCE: 3scale



January 24, 2012 10:03 ET

Samepoint Selects 3scale SaaS API Management Solution to Launch New API for Social Media Monitoring

Commercial API From Samepoint Provides Simpler Social Media Monitoring Tools for Developers and Marketers to Monitor Any Term in the Social Universe

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 24, 2012) - Samepoint ( and 3scale (, the innovative provider of plug and play Cloud API management infrastructure, today announced the launch of a new Application Programming Interface (API) that delivers a simpler way for developers to create social media monitoring tools.

Samepoint chose 3scale's API Management platform to open, launch and monetize this new commercial API for social media monitoring tools. "3scale delivered the easiest, most flexible solution for API key provisioning and ease of integration," said Darren Culbreath, Samepoint CTO. "3scale's terrific customer service and plug and play platform makes it simple for us to control access, authenticate users, rate limit usage and capture business intelligence."

The new Samepoint API is dubbed the "Anti-Hose" approach to social media monitoring. While many data services provide a hose of information, this leaves the responsibility to save and search data on the developer's side. With its advanced search functions, the Samepoint API adds a new element in creating monitoring tools. For more information about how it works and to get the demo, please visit

"Innovative customers like Samepoint tell us it's essential for them to have the freedom to keep ownership of their API, and to easily configure and operate their API Business," says Guillaume Balas, 3scale CMO. "3scale's plug and play architecture, its APIs for APIs, help customers leverage 3scale tools to drive cost down while building up innovative product features such as this innovative social media monitoring software by Samepoint."

3scale Enterprise-grade API management infrastructure platform includes the following:

  • Developer and Partner Portal
  • Access and User Management
  • Traffic & Policies Management
  • Billing & Payment
  • Analytics & Reporting
  • Total Scalability: Unlimited Traffic on your API
  • Premium SLA with Guaranteed Uptime
  • Premium Customer Support - 24/7 for Emergencies
  • High Availability Infrastructure with 24/7 Monitoring and Automatic Failover
  • Developer outreach

3scale works closely with customer tech and business teams in order to provide the best solution adapted to their needs. 3scale helps customers maximize the impact and reach of their API among developers and potential business partners. For more information about 3scale, please visit or contact

About 3scale
3scale provides a Cloud based API management infrastructure for developers, startups, SMBs and large enterprise to securely open, control, manage and monetize their API to 3rd parties (e.g. developers, business partners, etc).

3scale API management infrastructure platform is Plug and Play, configurable, flexible and scalable. 3scale unique suite of APIs brings API providers an unparalleled level of ownership, control and configuration.

About Samepoint
Samepoint Interactive is a Media Consulting and Online Reputation Management firm, and is recognized as the developers of one of the first social media search engines ( Samepoint realizes that social media is a transformational phenomenon that fundamentally changes how companies engage customers and stakeholders, and make decisions. With online enabled customers engaging in new ways with companies and each other, social media monitoring gives companies unique access to unfiltered feedback from customers, and at a scale unavailable via other means such as focus groups and surveys.

By listening in to community sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, as well as customer forums and product review services, their clients are able to essentially supplement traditional sources of customer insight with a wealth of close to real time information. Samepoint Professional Services assist clients in navigating this social media landscape. From strategy to execution, their professional services consultants provide industry expertise, tools, and applications, to develop effective social media strategies for their clients.

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