RapidAPI, a web based market the place builders can uncover software programming interfaces (APIs), has added an additional $25 million to its collection B spherical of funding, doubling the determine it introduced final June. Existing traders, together with Microsoft’s M12 and Andreessen Horowitz, participated within the spherical.
Founded in 2014, San Francisco-based RapidAPI helps builders discover, take a look at, and connect with hundreds of public APIs, protecting every part from net search and climate to sports activities outcomes and breaking information. As with many different digital companies, RapidAPI stated it has seen a “significant developer response” to the COVID-19 pandemic, with customers turning to its market to combine related coronavirus APIs into their very own functions, protecting knowledge units, statistics, monetary data, and information.
Between March 1 and now, the corporate stated the highest 5 COVID-19 APIs had greater than 224 million calls, with a peak of just about 4.5 million in a single day.
Above: RapidAPI: Top 5 COVID-19 APIs
Many organizations and corporations have created apps and companies all through the COVID-19 disaster, and APIs play a pivotal function. A slew of crowdsourced coronavirus monitoring apps have emerged, for instance, whereas well being our bodies such because the U.Ok.’s NHS have launched their own APIs to let builders combine official well being recommendation into their very own apps. Apple and Google additionally fashioned a landmark partnership to develop a contact tracing API to assist monitor the unfold of COVID-19, although this gained’t be made accessible to most people.
Above: RapidAPI market
RapidAPI has now raised $62.5 million since its inception, and with its newest money injection it stated it’s well-financed to “bring new developers and API providers” to its market and put money into new options for its Enterprise API Hub platform, a white label model of RapidAPI that firms can use to create non-public marketplaces for inside APIs or exterior API subscriptions.
Countless firms have constructed substantial companies off the again of APIs, together with the likes of Twilio and tech juggernauts similar to Google, which makes its numerous applied sciences accessible for third-party builders to incorporate in their very own apps. As each firm primarily turns into a software program firm, APIs make it extra possible for them to construct feature-rich apps with out having to develop each piece of performance from scratch.