Loggly has just secured a new round of funding for its event-logging Loggly API. The company added $5.7 million which more than doubles the $4.7 million total from series A & B investment rounds. This round introduces a new investment partner, Matrix Ventures, as well as a new CEO Charlie Oppenheimer and CTO Jim Nisbet. Oppenheimer hails from Matrix Ventures where he served as an executive in residence.
Our API directory now includes 97 cloud APIs. The newest is the Yubikey API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twilio API. We list 335 Twilio mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of cloud APIs.
Librato hits the sweet spot for late adopters. Developers that are not willing to host their systems in the cloud, but need to implement reliable, automatic scaling should find Librato to be a realistic way forward. It allows for existing applications to be wrapped in “containers” and “templates” which transform them into monitored processes that produce performance metrics. Now with the Librato APIs, developers can now fully manage their process configuration set programatically. This company makes a serious offering to the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) space with technology driven on an excellent strategy and backed by 12 million in funding.
Cashboard appears to be a full featured and mature time-tracking and invoicing system. It’s been about 9 months since the company opened its system up with its Cashboard API in beta, which continues to this day. The customer testimonials are quite persuasive and could lead to removing that manual Excel spreadsheet approach from the equation. After all, we’re much more web savvy, right?
If you’re writing a serious application, on the web or otherwise, you’ve got to have good logging. In the context of application development, reading logs is my personal favorite method for tracking bugs and rooting them out. A service like Loggly is perfect for programmers like me. It provides an easy to use web interface with searching capabilities that allows you to see what your application is logging at any time that you’d like to check in. Debugging with Loggly is nice, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg, thanks in part to its Loggly API.
This week we had 42 new APIs added to our API directory including a mobile geolocation service, New York City transit service, flower sales and delivery service, lawyer and doctor directory, web based lean project management application and cloud based logging service. We wrote about three of these more in-depth: New York City Touts Its API on Subway Advertisements; Expert Legal and Medical Directory an API Call Away; and TD Ameritrade’s Second API Aimed at Financial Advisors. Below is more detail on all 42 new APIs.