Need to make sure your cloud is up and running? If you like pretty charts of that uptime, Nimsoft has got you covered. The company also has a not quite as pretty Nimsoft Cloud Monitor API that allows developers to integrate the tools for monitoring cloud performance into their applications.
API service provider Mashery (a ProgrammableWeb sponsor) has launched a new app directory at SXSW which features apps built on Mashery hosted APIs. It’s a great thing for three distinct groups. First, it helps the API providers who partner with Mashery by encouraging API usage through the apps. Second, it helps app developers seeking to build an audience. Third, it helps consumers that might be interested in finding an app that uses a particular API. Granted, those would be your super savvy mobile app consumers, but that doesn’t seem so far fetched after a week at "spring break for geeks."