SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - Mashery, the leading provider of API (Application Programming Interface) management and strategic services, announced major momentum for the Mashery API Network with more than 25,000 new web and mobile application developers joining the network in the last six months. There are now 95,000 members of the Mashery API Network who have retrieved API keys, then built more than 25,000 live applications -- revealing that APIs are increasingly crossing into the mainstream with the explosive growth of mobile, local and social web applications.

The growing Mashery API Network gives developers access to APIs from hundreds of brands and some of the most powerful APIs on the web through a single sign-on. In an effort to help developers find new opportunities and be more successful, Mashery is launching a new API discovery hub, an applications directory, and the Mashery API Monitor all located at  

"Developers follow the Law of Two Feet and move quickly when companies make their APIs easy and valuable for developers to use," voiced developer advocate Abraham Williams. "Useful data and tools for building applications naturally draw developers looking for awesome integration opportunities."

The top developer benefits of these new features are:

  • an API discovery hub, providing new ways for developers to find platforms and opportunities by business vertical to build the next generation of innovative web and mobile apps;
  • an Applications directory, showcasing the best and most interesting apps built by developers in the Mashery API Network. The directory assists developers in getting more exposure for their apps while also providing examples and inspiration for new developers;
  • the Mashery API Monitor, revealing real-time performance and health monitoring of API services across the Mashery API Network. This information helps developers throughout the lifecycle of their application development and deployment;
  • OAuth diagnostic tools in Javascript and .NET, allowing developers to quickly build secure authentication into their apps in a process that is often a major development pain point.

"APIs have quickly become the engines of modern applications, so paying close attention to the status and functionality of each API utilized in an application is a must," said Mark Pors, CTO and co-founder of WatchMouse. "We are excited to power Mashery's API Monitoring services to bring a deeper level of status monitoring, to further support developers, and to provide them with the best information at the earliest possible moment to ensure the greatest functionality of today's exciting applications."

Mashery will be connecting with app developers about these new resources at SXSW Interactive, March 11-15 in Austin, Texas. Visit Mashery, over a dozen API teams, and the AppCircus mobile app contest in the Circus Mashimus lounge. RSVP on Plancast or go to for more details.

"As APIs begin entering mainstream growth, they are no longer exclusively the domain of top tech talent magnets such as Google, Facebook and Twitter," said Delyn Simons, director of developer relations for Mashery. "Our developer-driven growth is a signal of up and coming mainstream API activity. Plus, overall growth of API activity and app downloads reveals increasing developer demand for new APIs and useful tools to help them build better apps."

About Mashery
Mashery's API management tools and strategic services help companies connect with customers and partners in a changing digital world by extending reach across devices, markets and the Web. Mashery leads the industry with a holistic approach for API initiatives -- from setting platform strategy and measuring business objectives to the heavy lifting of providing and managing infrastructure to facilitating relationships with our 95,000-strong network of Web and mobile application developers. Having worked with more than 100 leading brands to power more than 25,000 applications, Mashery's knowledge, experience and proven strategies enable companies to focus on their core business while driving sales, building new revenue channels and realizing faster time-to-market for innovative applications. Mashery was founded in 2006 and has built an impressive list of clients that include Best Buy, Netflix, and The New York Times. For more information, visit

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