RapidAPI is the world’s largest API Marketplace that helps developers find and connect to thousands of APIs.
RapidAPI was founded in 2014 by Iddo Gino and after two years on the market raised $3.5 million, then to grab a stunning amount of $38 million in The Series B (including $25 million from Microsoft).
Yesterday RapidAPI announced support for GraphQL APIs to its and has published the first batch of them. Right now the platform offers just a few GraphQL-based APIs including GitHub, GitLab, Yelp, Reddit or Hacer News, with a lot more coming soon.
RapidAPI deciding to provide its marketplace users a choice between native GraphQL and REST API is a very clear signal that that GraphQL's market position is on a rise and will play an important role in the future of APIs.
Developers using RapidAPI will get access to GraphQL-native experience allowing them to explore schema, develop, build & test their queries along with the same benefits known for RapidAPI users from its REST API experience:
Publishing APIs via introspection or by uploading a schema file for easier onboarding,
Interactive automatically generated docs enabling users testing the API right from a browser,
Code snippets for easier integration with all the API provider’s applications,
API management tools enabling to monitor performance metrics and data usage