Postman has added monitoring and analytics capabilities to the company’s application program interface (API) building platform.
Called Postman Pro, this new API developer toolchain replaces Postman Cloud, which the company first announced in October. Postman Pro functions similarly to Postman Cloud, but now integrates monitoring functions into the API workflow, says Abhinav Asthana, the company’s CEO and co-founder.
The Postman application allows developers to build and test APIs. With Postman Pro developers can now monitor the performance of those APIs, both in-production and post-production, Asthana claims.
Postman Pro also extends the toolchain capabilities —including collaboration features, documentation and publishing, or monitoring — throughout the entire lifecycle of an API. Before this announcement, the toolchain was primarily used just for building and testing.
Postman Pro comes with shared collections of APIs with a common team library, allowing teams to update and monitor APIs. It also has a universal monitoring dashboard that shows data and analytics for things like API request collections, uptime tests, and responsiveness.
Postman integrates with Datadog, Pagerduty, and Slack for its monitoring capabilities. The monitoring results can be linked with apps like Slack and email to see how APIs are performing, and developers will be notified if there is an issue.
Asthana says that Postman Cloud users will automatically be upgraded to Postman Pro and will have access to the new features for the same price.
Postman is a privately held company with offices in San Francisco, Bangalore, India and Austin, Texas. The company raised $7 million in a Series A in October led by Nexus Venture Partners.