RapidAPI Acquires Leading API Design Solution Paw, Extends Next-Generation Platform Across the API Development Lifecycle


    RapidAPI, a next-generation API Platform that facilitates businesses and developers to discover, connect to, and manage APIs, announced the acquisition of Paw, a prominent API design and collaboration tool. This acquisition comes due to the surging API economy and will allow RapidAPI to expand its open API platform across the whole API development lifecycle, establishing a connected experience for developers from API development to usage, across numerous clouds and gateways.

    Moreover, RapidAPI and Paw declared that the latest release of Paw will likewise support Windows and Linux, bringing the intuitive UI, improved features, and exceptional performance for the paid subscribers who are relied upon Paw, to an even larger audience. With Paw, users can simplify development workflows and streamline API collaboration, facilitating companies to quicken API delivery and enhance the developer experience.

    About Paw

    Paw which was founded in 2014 is a full-featured API design tool for API design, discovery, and collaboration. It is acknowledged for its time-saving UX, extensibility, and execution, Paw has been the first preference among Mac developers for the previous five years. It facilitates users to visually create their API requests and illustrate each parameter through textual explanations, typing, and constraints.

    “Our acquisition of Paw is a natural progression for RapidAPI, which is focused on empowering developers to create transformative software applications,” said Iddo Gino, RapidAPI founder, and CEO. “Our decision to expand our product suite is driven by what we have heard directly from customers at every stage of our development, beginning with the need to create a white-labeled version of our public marketplace to adding the tools needed to design and test APIs.”

    Added Gino, “Working collaboratively over the last few months with the Paw team, we are taking the product to the next level by making it cross-platform across Linux and Windows in addition to Mac and integrating it with our product suite. We have leveraged our years of collective experience working on developer tooling to build a platform for developers that streamlines their workflow and creates a more connected experience.”

    What to Expect with the acquisition?

    With this acquisition, Paw will now provide a fully-featured API client that supports complicated design and development workflows with intuitive UX, cross-platform collaboration, and integration with RapidAPI Enterprise Hub and RapidAPI Market Place. It supports all types of web APIs, with a priority on GraphQL APIs and REST. With Paw, developers can now:

    • Collaboration: Paw facilitates numerous development groups to work together while maintaining all API calls in sync, boost productivity for all members who are a part in designing and consuming APIs, encompassing backend developers implementing the API, frontend developers utilizing the API, QA engineers testing the API, and product managers formulating the API configuration.
    • Accelerate the Delivery: Paw alleviates design and development workflows for in-progress API projects by giving significant environment variables and vibrant values that enhance productivity for developers. Unlike others, Paw can be expanded through its JavaScript API to enable custom API flows.
    • Improving the Experience: Paw has an intuitive UX and delivers exceptional performance, giving users a promising developer experience. With Paw, users can rapidly establish, discover, and execute API requests with intuitive top-level sidebar navigation and an easy interface for setting up parameters, headers, and arguments.

    “Paw has gained traction over the last six years by building an API design tool that was beloved by Mac users for its strong UI and performance,” said Micha Mizaheri, founder and CEO of Paw. “By joining forces with RapidAPI, we can take that developer experience to the next level by making Paw available across multiple platforms and integrating it across RapidAPI’s domain of developer tools. I’m thrilled to share the same vision as Iddo of creating products where the developer experience is always prioritized.”

    RapidAPI sees Paw as an integral part of its platform and plans to invest considerable resources for enhancing the platform in the future.

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