SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - April 14, 2010) -  Sonoa Systems, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise API management solutions, today announced new features for Apigee, a free API lifecycle platform for developers working with APIs. Apigee now makes it incredibly easy for developers to build applications to the Twitter API by providing analytics, monitoring, debugging and testing tools. 

"The Twitter API is one of the most active in the industry and has opened Twitter's service to enormous growth, highlighting the power of APIs as the driver of the new Web economy," said Sam Ramji, vice president of strategy for Sonoa. "We're working to make Apigee 'a better way to API,' and by launching Apigee for Twitter we're focusing on providing great tools to a vibrant community of developers."

Apigee brings a set of new capabilities to thousands of developers building on the Twitter API. The focus of the new release is to be a great way to learn the Twitter API, to debug apps against the Twitter API, and to monitor apps that use the Twitter API. Specific features include:

  • API Testing: Use the API Console to review the Twitter API's structure, experiment with the API, review the request and response messages, and share them with other developers -- includes support for OAuth and HTTP Basic;
  • API Debugging: Use the API Debugger to record messages you send to any API, review requests and responses, and dig into errors. Any developer can use the Debugger for any API;
  • API Analytics: Use API Analytics to review usage levels, geo-location of requests, overall performance, which developers and apps are using your API the most, core API performance metrics like response time, and including Tweets and Retweets for calls to the Twitter API;
  • API Protection: API providers can use API Request Quotas to protect your back-end from surges in traffic and from accidental (or intentional) abuse of your API, available for up to 50,000 requests per hour.

"Apigee is addressing a critical market of developers who are consuming the Twitter API," said Oren Teich, Heroku's vice president of product management. "By offering an intuitive platform that provides a level of insight and visibility for developers that they've never had available before, Sonoa has created a compelling offering for all developers using Twitter's API."

One of the most critical aspects of development is that it's a social process. With Apigee for Twitter, developers can record API request/response pairs with other developers to help with troubleshooting and community learning. An example of this can be found here:

Apigee's API Console for Twitter supports no-auth, basic auth, and OAuth and handles all API methods available from

"Getting insight into the APIs that applications are built on has been a blind spot for developers," said Eugene Mandel, co-founder of MustExist, Inc., an application that locates what Twitter mavens are reading. "Apigee for Twitter solves this problem with a purpose-built solution to give the many Twitter developers information and utility they've never had before."

Apigee is provided free to the API community by Sonoa Systems, and is built on ServiceNet, Sonoa's industrial-strength cloud service and API infrastructure which powers MTV Networks, MySpace, and more than 75 other enterprise customers. Developers can sign up get started with Twitter API testing and monitoring at today.

About Sonoa Systems
Sonoa is the leading provider of API management solutions. Sonoa customers include more than 75 leading enterprise, SaaS and media companies. Leading customers such as TransUnion Interactive, MTV Networks, MySpace and Guardian Insurance use Sonoa to create new revenue channels, reduce costs and innovate faster. The company is based in Santa Clara, CA, privately held, and backed by leading investors including Norwest Venture Partners, Bay Partners, Third Point Ventures and SAP Ventures. For more see  

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