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These are the common building blocks I have pullled from my research so far.

Pain Point Monitoring

Documentation Monitoring

Keeping track of changes to an APIs documentation, alerting you to potential changes in valuable developer API documentation for single or many APIs

Pricing Monitoring

Notifications when an API platform's pricing changes, which might trigger switching services or at least staying in tune with the landscape of what is being offered

Terms of Use Monitoring

Updates when a company changes the terms of service for a particular platform and providing historical versions for comparison


Provider / Key Management

Management of multiple API platform providers, providing a secure interface for managing keys and tokens for common API services

oAuth Integration

Provides oAuth integration for developers, to one or many API providers, and potentially offering oAuth listing for API providers

Integration Touch Points

API Explorer

Allowing the interactive exploring of API providers registered with the platform, making calls and interacting and capturing API responses

API Monitoring

Actively monitoring registered API endpoints, allowing real-time oversight of important API integrations endpoints that applications depend on

API Debugging

Identifying of API errors and assistance in debugging API integration touch points

API Feature Testing

The configuring and testing of specific features and configurations, providing precise testing tools for any potential use

API Load Testing

Testing, with added benefit of making sure an API will actually perform under a heavy load

API Request Actions

API Request Editor

Allowing the editing of individual API requests

API Request Capture

Providing the ability to capture a individual API request

API Request Retry

Enabling the ability to retry a captured API request and play back in current time frame

API Request Sharing

Opening up the ability to share API requests and their results with other users via email, or other means

API Request Playback

Recording and playing back captured API requests so that you can inspect the results

API Request Scheduling

Allowing the scheduling of any captured API request, by the minute, hour, day, etc.

API Request Automation

Introducing other types of automation for individual, captured API requests like looping, conditional responses, etc.

API Request Commenting

Adding notes and comments to individual API requests, allowing the cataloging of history, behavior and communication around API request actions

API Request Notifications

Providing a messaging and notification framework around individual API requests events

Other Areas

Command Line

Providing a command line (CL) interface for developers to interact with APIs

Code Libraries

Development and support of code libraries that work with single or multiple API providers


Establishment of a ranking system for APIs, based upon availability, speed, etc.


Combining of location when testing and proxying APIs from potentially multiple locations


Opening up of a local web server to a public address, allowing for webhooks and other interactions


Allowing for the daisy chaining and connecting of individual API request actions into a series of workflows and jobs


Providing a collaborative, team environment where multiple users can test, monitor and debug APIs and application dependencies


Visual analytics providing insight into individual and bulk API requests and application usage


Common reports on how APIs are being used across multiple applications and user profiles


Web based dashboard with analytics, reports and tools that give developers quick access to the most valuable integration information


Adding real-time elements to analytics, messaging and other aspects of API integration

Import and Export

Allowing for importing and exporting of configurations of captured and saved API requests, allowing for data portability in testing, monitoring and integrationPublish - Providing tools for publishing monitoring and alert results to a public site via widget or FTP


Providing a software gateway for testing, monitoring and production API integration scenarios