Catchpoint provides active web performance monitoring from multiple locations around the world. The Catchpoint solution is a tool that helps in identifying and resolving performance and availability issues before they affect end users. The solution allows users to monitor not only performance of HTTP and HTTPS, but also that of DNS, TCP, FTP, and multi step web transactions.
The Catchpoint Real Time Push API provides users with data directly from their nodes the moment the test completes its run. This provides the fastest way to integrate data into customers' systems in order to accelerate problem resolution.
Catchpoint also provides an Alerts API, which will push alerts and their associated data directly to internal systems. The alerts data includes the same data present in the alerts emails, including debugging information like traceroute, and information collected on each node that triggered the alert. Public documentation for the APIs is not currently available.
User experience on the web has now become a differentiator – websites that are fast, sleek and easy-to-navigate get more traffic, more conversions and a better brand reputation. As competition is always just one-click away on the web, companies are now focused on providing the best experience possible to avoid losing visitors – and, ultimately, sales. However, websites have become complex ecosystems, rich with media, third-party services and built off of internal and external platforms. Figuring out the user experience is not an easy task as overall performance varies based on location, network, browser and operating system (OS), as well as the performance of the individual components on the page itself.
This week we had 53 new APIs added to our API directory including an application development platform for GM vehicles, browser testing service, real-time data from Google Analytics, location-based analytics service and cloud application extension service. In addition we covered a managed video platform. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.