January 23, 2019

Announcing API usage tracking

Sydney Palumbo

Software Engineer

Smartcar dashboard feature alert! 🚨

Today, we’re proud to announce the most recent addition to our developer dashboard: usage. Starting today, you will see the option “Usage” in the dashboard’s top left menu. Our usage graph allows you to easily track the requests you’ve made to Smartcar’s API.

So, what are the benefits? What does this mean for you, developers? We’re glad you asked.

  • Trend Tracking 📈 Thanks to the usage graph’s ability to filter requests by different timeframes — month to date, past year, all time — you can clearly identify trends in volume and frequency of API requests. Not only will you be able to see progress over time, but you can easily pinpoint when it began and what inflection points occured along the way.
  • Major Change Monitoring 💥 With a simple and straightforward visualization of your API requests, you can also monitor large spikes or falls and get real-time insights into when exactly those changes occur.
  • Volume Check-In 💯 The moment you land on the dashboard’s usage page, you’ll instantly know two things: 1) how many requests your app has made to Smartcar’s API, and 2) on how many unique vehicles it made those requests. Obtaining this data for a range of timeframes is the easiest thing you’ll do all day.

Now it’s your turn — get out there and start making requests! Watch that blue line go up and up! 💙

Any features you’d love for us to add to our usage tracking? Give us a shout — we’d love to hear from you!

Smartcar enables developers to locate and unlock cars with an API. Want to take our product for a spin? Check out our docs and get started with our demo app! Have any questions or feedback? Shoot us an email! 🚀

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