Datadog has expanded its platform to include API and endpoint performance monitoring. The new service, Synthetics, sends simulated API requests to the monitored API and returns data to the administrator. The data gives an idea of what an API user witnesses when consuming a particular API.
The article focuses on URL-Shortener APIs that appear in ProgrammableWeb's API directory. It includes Proofeditors.com and the popular Bit.ly API. Special features of the APIs include added security, special tools, and shortening for unique platforms. Also listed: 32 Bit.ly mashups.
Google Coordinate API enables mobile work teams to do four simple things that, when done by everyone on the team, can propel productivity: communicate, see everyone's location on a map, pinpoint and assign jobs, and notify and update each other constantly.