In late June, Apigee launched a Facebook API Console, which enabled Facebook developers to learn, debug, interact with and develop on Facebook's Open Graph API in a more simplified way. Now, the company (formerly Sonoa Systems) has launched a new line of developer tools.
The line, features tools for API analytics, management, and debugging. Apigee has three lines in all: enterprise, free, and premium editions. Premium is the new one. "The features will be served 'a la cart' as self-service add-ons to the free platform with costs from $50/month up," a representative for the company tells WebProNews. " It is designed to serve the growing market of API providers, ranging from API-focused startups to the thousands of applications, websites, and services now providing APIs."
Apigee Enterprise is designed to help enterprises use APIs to fuel their mobile, multichannel, application and cloud strategies. It is essentially a rebranded version of what was previously Sonoa Systems' core product, ServiceNet. According to the company, this has been used by IBM, MTV Networks, Comcast, and many others.
Apigee Free is obviously a free platform designed to help developers learn, test and debug APIs, get analytics on API performance and usage, and apply basic rate-limits to protect their services.
Apigee Premium launches today in private preview, and provides advanced features on top of the Apigee Free platform, including unlimited API traffic, advanced rate limiting and analytics and developer key provisioning.