Monitoring APIs


Monitoring APIs

About Monitoring

Monitoring is a term that refers to many different uses as far as businesses, researchers, and APIs go. It covers everything from a marketing manager monitoring competitor’s sites, researchers tracking COVID, or a mom checking her horoscope. Whatever can be observed, there is likely an API that can make the job easier.

What is a Monitoring API?

An API is an application programming interface that allows machines to interact and ‘talk’ with one another. Therefore, developers use APIs to connect their applications with databases that house the information that would let its users perform research and stay on top of whatever they are interested in, from competition to COVID and everything in between.

How does a Monitoring API work?

A monitoring API works like any other, through code like Java, Python, Perl, JavaScript, or any other popular languages that provide a path of communication between their application and another machine. When sensitive information like user data is not being transferred, the popular GET method is used.

Who can benefit from Monitoring APIs?

Many individuals and companies can benefit from the myriad of monitoring APIs that exist. Some ways developers could use these APIs include:

  • Building apps for companies to see businesses that relate to their own
  • Checking the secure socket layer (SSL) status of sites
  • Tracking a website’s page load speed
  • Creating a COVID tracker for a local area
  • Developing a solution for a shipping company to monitor marine traffic

Web admins can utilize these types of APIs for many of the same use cases. For example, even a horoscope hobbyist could use an API for a daily feed to keep visitors coming back to their site and encourage them to download their application.

Why are Monitoring APIs necessary?

There is an unimaginable amount of data available globally, and accessing it then organizing it into usable information is an arduous task for anything one may want to monitor. Thus, a monitoring API solves this problem. It allows for near-instant access to this data and returns it to the requesting app in an actionable format that is already pre-sorted and understandable.

What can you expect from a Monitoring API?

Developers should research the companies they wish to tap into through APIs to ensure that the data returned is current and reliable. Furthermore, while a monitoring application will not often require sensitive user data input, it may under certain circumstances. If this is the case, then the method of sending this information must be appropriately encrypted.

Are there examples of free Monitoring APIs?

  1. SimilarWeb
  2. MAC Address Lookup
  3. Devbrewer Horoscope
  4. COVID-19 V1
  5. SSL Checker
  6. MarineTracker
  7. SSL Analyzer
  8. Ambee Soil Data
  9. Global Page Load
  10. SSL Certificate Checker
  11. Tron Scan

Monitoring API SDKs

All Monitoring APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:

  1. Node.js
  2. PHP
  3. Python
  4. Ruby
  5. Objective-C
  6. Java (Android)
  7. C# (.NET)
  8. cURL

Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.

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