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App integration startup Zapier has launched a new API status dashboard, a free tool that can help developers and companies identify downtime for nearly 200 APIs.

The Mountain View, Calif.-based company lets users streamline connections between about 200 different web apps and APIs. It was created in such a way that even non-coders can be build integrations between tools. Zapier recently grabbed a few headlines when it raised $1.2 million in seed funding from Bessemer Venture Partners and Draper Fisher Jurvetson after attracting attention from Y Combinator.

The company was already tracking all of these APIs and says it performs “hundreds of millions of API requests” each month, so it made sense to offer this new solution.

Zapier co-founder and CEO Wade Foster told VentureBeat that this new solution is better than dashboards such as Amazon Web Services, Basecamp, and 37Signals because this gives status information for many services in one place.

“The way you [normally] find out about API downtime is by making a call to the API and realizing it’s busted, but usually people don’t think it’s busted right away,” Foster said via email. “They assume something must be wrong with their code and start investigating.”

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