Tokyo, December 13, 2018 – Rakuten Inc. and Rakuten Communications Corp., a Rakuten Group company that provides telecommunications services, today announced the launch of “Rakuten RapidAPI 2.0”, its completely redesigned API marketplace aimed at accelerating the way software developers access APIs in Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
Rakuten RapidAPI was launched in July 2018 through a strategic partnership with RapidAPI. Rakuten RapidAPI offers access to the world’s largest API marketplace, including a rich lineup of over 8,000 APIs used by over 500,000 developers around the world. The redesigned marketplace features a new and rich user interface (UI) developed based on user feedback. Rakuten RapidAPI 2.0 now introduces a clean look and feel that reflects the standard of modern developer tools, and offers an intuitive user experience. Newly included features aim to offer differentiated experiences to developers in APAC based on their use case and location.
Rakuten RapidAPI 2.0’s new UI helps developers more quickly find useful APIs on the main discovery interface through “API Collections”, a feature that groups APIs by functionality or use case. Each API will now show granular performance data including its popularity score, latency*1 and uptime*2 that will help developers choose the best API for their requirements. Developers will also be able, where provided, to view code samples without having to configure API calls.
Through the launch of Rakuten RapidAPI 2.0, Rakuten continues to drive the expansion of the API economy and encourage innovation among developers.