SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire -11/17/11)- Mashery, the leading provider of API (Application Programming Interface) technology and services, today announced Mashery API Explorer, a new, free way for developers to discover and test APIs from dozens of companies including USA TODAY, Yellow Pages Group, Hotwire, Edmunds.com and Klout. Mashery API Explorer is the first API discovery tool that automatically and securely populates API keys for developers across multiple API platforms.
With more and more public APIs -- Gartner predicts that 75% of the Fortune 1000 will open APIs by 2014 -- companies want to attract developers to extend their businesses in new and exciting directions. Meanwhile, developers are hungry for APIs that can help them build great apps with minimal integration pain. Mashery API Explorer gets developers up-and-running on APIs faster with live API call testing, comprehensive method and parameter descriptions, and auto-populated keys.
"USA TODAY is excited to engage developers building web and mobile applications using Mashery's API Explorer," said Erik Bursch, Director of Operations and Content Systems at USA TODAY. "Our API team has been fielding developer requests to make interactive API documentation available for our valuable content. We think API Explorer and I/O Docs are useful tools for developers to get started quickly making live API calls on the USA TODAY digital media platform."
Mashery API Explorer also features APIs contributed from Mashery's open source I/O Docs project on GitHub, including LinkedIn, SimpleGeo, SendGrid and Spotify. Mashery API Explorer presents APIs in the popular Mashery I/O Docs format, which combines technical documentation and testing in one convenient place.
"With over 130,000 developers and 150 API providers in our ecosystem, Mashery is in a unique position to connect API providers and developers," said Delyn Simons, Mashery's Vice President of Developer Platform. "Developers already use explorers to get hands-on with APIs from Google, Facebook and YQL. Mashery API Explorer extends this concept as a one-stop shop for dozens of conveniently accessible APIs."
Developers who wish to navigate, test and debug new APIs can visit Mashery API Explorer at http://developer.mashery.com/explorer. API providers who want to be listed in the Mashery API Explorer can contact Mashery at firstname.lastname@example.org or head straight to the I/O Docs GitHub project at http://github.com/mashery/iodocs.
* Gartner, Inc., Mobile and Context-Aware Branches Grow From Public Web APIs, Eric Knipp, Benoit J. Lheureux, June 29, 2011
Mashery, the world's leading provider of API technology and services, helps more than 150 top brands -- including USA TODAY, Hoovers, Klout, Associated Press, Rdio and Expedia -- build digital distribution platforms that open new distribution channels, speed time-to-market, and spur innovation. Mashery takes a holistic approach to APIs -- from crafting platform strategy and setting business objectives, to managing API delivery and facilitating relationships with a network of 130,000 developers. Mashery was founded in 2006. For more information, visit www.mashery.com.
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