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Alternatives to RapidAPI

Mashape, Firebase, Zapier, Apigee, and ProgrammableWeb are the most popular alternatives and competitors to RapidAPI.
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What is RapidAPI and what are its top alternatives?

RapidAPI is the worlds largest API marketplace with over 10,000 APIs available. Developers can find, connect, and manage all of their API connections through a single platform. As an API Provider, you can market, manage, and monetize your API on the world’s largest API marketplace, instantly exposing it to 1 million developers.
RapidAPI is a tool in the API Hub and Management category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to RapidAPI

  • Mashape

    Mashape

    Kong is a scalable, open source API Layer (also known as an API Gateway, or API Middleware). Kong controls layer 4 and 7 traffic and is extended through Plugins, which provide extra functionality and services beyond the core platform. ...

  • Firebase

    Firebase

    Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds. ...

  • Zapier

    Zapier

    Zapier is for busy people who know their time is better spent selling, marketing, or coding. Instead of wasting valuable time coming up with complicated systems - you can use Zapier to automate the web services you and your team are already using on a daily basis. ...

  • Apigee

    Apigee

    API management, design, analytics, and security are at the heart of modern digital architecture. The Apigee intelligent API platform is a complete solution for moving business to the digital world. ...

  • ProgrammableWeb

    ProgrammableWeb

    ProgrammableWeb is more than a directory and community, it's programmable. Our "API for APIs" gives you a simple and structured way to access the powerful registry and repository capabilities of PW. Use your favorite language to search and retrieve APIs, mashups, and other data from our catalog. We've got samples in PHP, Java, .NET and JavaScript to get you started. ...

  • 3scale

    3scale

    3scale's API Management platform provides services and solutions, allowing you to Operate, Manage and Distribute your APIs. Trusted by 450+ API programs. ...

  • Azure API Management

    Azure API Management

    Today's innovative enterprises are adopting API architectures to accelerate growth. Streamline your work across hybrid and multi-cloud environments with a single place for managing all your APIs. ...

  • Apiman

    Apiman

    It provides an easy way for API/service providers to use a web UI to define service contracts for their APIs, apply these contracts across multiple APIs, and control role-based user access and API versioning. ...

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Mashape

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PROS OF MASHAPE
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    Built-in billing layer for API owners
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    Integrated API documentation and test console
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    Issue tracking for API owners
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    User management for API owners
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    Easy setup
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    Firebase

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    PROS OF FIREBASE
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      Realtime backend made easy
    • 267
      Fast and responsive
    • 236
      Easy setup
    • 211
      Real-time
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      JSON
    • 132
      Free
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      Backed by google
    • 83
      Angular adaptor
    • 66
      Reliable
    • 36
      Great customer support
    • 29
      Great documentation
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      Real-time synchronization
    • 21
      Mobile friendly
    • 18
      Rapid prototyping
    • 14
      Great security
    • 12
      Automatic scaling
    • 11
      Freakingly awesome
    • 8
      Chat
    • 8
      Angularfire is an amazing addition!
    • 8
      Super fast development
    • 6
      Ios adaptor
    • 6
      Awesome next-gen backend
    • 5
      Firebase hosting
    • 5
      Built in user auth/oauth
    • 4
      Very easy to use
    • 4
      Speed of light
    • 3
      Brilliant for startups
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      Great
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      It's made development super fast
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      Free authentication solution
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      Push notification
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      The concurrent updates create a great experience
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      I can quickly create static web apps with no backend
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      Great all-round functionality
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      JS Offline and Sync suport
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      Low battery consumption
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      CDN & cache out of the box
    • 1
      Faster workflow
    • 1
      Free SSL
    • 1
      Easy to use
    • 1
      Large
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      Serverless
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      .net
    • 1
      Good Free Limits
    • 1
      Easy Reactjs integration
    • 1
      Free hosting
    • 1
      Cloud functions
    CONS OF FIREBASE
    • 29
      Can become expensive
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      No open source, you depend on external company
    • 15
      Scalability is not infinite
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      Not Flexible Enough
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      Cant filter queries
    • 3
      Very unstable server
    • 2
      No Relational Data
    • 2
      Too many errors
    • 2
      No offline sync

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    Stephen Gheysens
    Senior Solutions Engineer at Twilio · | 14 upvotes · 430K views

    Hi Otensia! I'd definitely recommend using the skills you've already got and building with JavaScript is a smart way to go these days. Most platform services have JavaScript/Node SDKs or NPM packages, many serverless platforms support Node in case you need to write any backend logic, and JavaScript is incredibly popular - meaning it will be easy to hire for, should you ever need to.

    My advice would be "don't reinvent the wheel". If you already have a skill set that will work well to solve the problem at hand, and you don't need it for any other projects, don't spend the time jumping into a new language. If you're looking for an excuse to learn something new, it would be better to invest that time in learning a new platform/tool that compliments your knowledge of JavaScript. For this project, I might recommend using Netlify, Vercel, or Google Firebase to quickly and easily deploy your web app. If you need to add user authentication, there are great examples out there for Firebase Authentication, Auth0, or even Magic (a newcomer on the Auth scene, but very user friendly). All of these services work very well with a JavaScript-based application.

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    Zapier logo

    Zapier

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    Automate tasks between other online services (services like Salesforce, Basecamp, Gmail, and 400+ more)
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    PROS OF ZAPIER
    • 45
      Sync cloud services
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      Easy setup
    • 15
      Scheduled tasks
    • 8
      Great customer support
    • 6
      Integrates with Trello
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      Gives me updates anytime, anywhere
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      Julien DeFrance
      Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 16 upvotes · 2.4M views

      Back in 2014, I was given an opportunity to re-architect SmartZip Analytics platform, and flagship product: SmartTargeting. This is a SaaS software helping real estate professionals keeping up with their prospects and leads in a given neighborhood/territory, finding out (thanks to predictive analytics) who's the most likely to list/sell their home, and running cross-channel marketing automation against them: direct mail, online ads, email... The company also does provide Data APIs to Enterprise customers.

      I had inherited years and years of technical debt and I knew things had to change radically. The first enabler to this was to make use of the cloud and go with AWS, so we would stop re-inventing the wheel, and build around managed/scalable services.

      For the SaaS product, we kept on working with Rails as this was what my team had the most knowledge in. We've however broken up the monolith and decoupled the front-end application from the backend thanks to the use of Rails API so we'd get independently scalable micro-services from now on.

      Our various applications could now be deployed using AWS Elastic Beanstalk so we wouldn't waste any more efforts writing time-consuming Capistrano deployment scripts for instance. Combined with Docker so our application would run within its own container, independently from the underlying host configuration.

      Storage-wise, we went with Amazon S3 and ditched any pre-existing local or network storage people used to deal with in our legacy systems. On the database side: Amazon RDS / MySQL initially. Ultimately migrated to Amazon RDS for Aurora / MySQL when it got released. Once again, here you need a managed service your cloud provider handles for you.

      Future improvements / technology decisions included:

      Caching: Amazon ElastiCache / Memcached CDN: Amazon CloudFront Systems Integration: Segment / Zapier Data-warehousing: Amazon Redshift BI: Amazon Quicksight / Superset Search: Elasticsearch / Amazon Elasticsearch Service / Algolia Monitoring: New Relic

      As our usage grows, patterns changed, and/or our business needs evolved, my role as Engineering Manager then Director of Engineering was also to ensure my team kept on learning and innovating, while delivering on business value.

      One of these innovations was to get ourselves into Serverless : Adopting AWS Lambda was a big step forward. At the time, only available for Node.js (Not Ruby ) but a great way to handle cost efficiency, unpredictable traffic, sudden bursts of traffic... Ultimately you want the whole chain of services involved in a call to be serverless, and that's when we've started leveraging Amazon DynamoDB on these projects so they'd be fully scalable.

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      I would like to build a community-based customer review platform for a niche industry where users can sign up for a forum, as well as post detailed reviews of their experience with a company/product, including a rating system for pre-selected features. Something like niche.com or areavibes.com with curated information/data, ratings, reviews, and comparison functionalities.

      Is this possible to build using no-code tools? I have read about the possibility of using Webflow with Memberstack, Airtable, and Elfsight through Zapier / Integromat, which may allow for good design and functionality. Is it possible with Bubble or Bildr?

      I have no problems with a bit of a learning curve as long as what I want is possible. Since I have 0 coding experience, I am not sure how to go about it.

      Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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      Apigee

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      PROS OF APIGEE
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        Highly scalable and secure API Management Platform
      • 5
        Quick jumpstart
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        Good documentation
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        Fast and adjustable caching
      • 3
        Easy to use
      CONS OF APIGEE
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        Expensive

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      ProgrammableWeb logo

      ProgrammableWeb

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      PROS OF PROGRAMMABLEWEB
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        3scale

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        PROS OF 3SCALE
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          Integrated developer portal
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          Full lifecycle api management
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          Plugable api management layer
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          Separates policy definition from enforcement
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          Azure API Management

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              Apiman

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