Meta API is a unique solution to create workflows with APIs and the ability to manage authentication, maintenance, and performance. Salim Moulmaaz, the Founder and COO of Meta API kindly agreed to an interview where he discovered what exactly is Meta API, what services do they offer, and what separates them from other similar websites/companies.
What is Meta API?
The Meta API integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) empowers your developers, data analysts, and IT admin to connect applications and data quickly.
Monetize a business, optimize your IT operations or push your use cases to the next level with Meta API you transform your business into an agile digital enterprise as quickly and easily as you create APIs in Anypoint Platform.
Please describe the story behind the company: What sparked the idea, and how has it evolved so far?
As Marc Andreessen said in 2011 « Software is eating the world », however, we’ve noticed that as individuals we have more and more services over the years and it is much more when we talk about companies, which are using +30 software in their daily business.
The only issue here is the fact that all those software are not natively connected and it depends on developers to make them inter connectable or not.
This is when we decided to build this Open API Platform to connect the impossible, via APIs
We raised a pre-seed of +1M€ about 1 year ago and now we are a bit more than 10 people in the team with the expectation to double our team by the end of the year.
What services do you offer?
Our platform will give the ability to teach people to handle all the processes of API integration:
- Integration: our open catalog is filled with +300 APIs, our users are free to add third-party services themselves or add their private API into the Meta API ecosystem.
- Create & automate: We provide a solid online code editor to create the logic between APIs, filter or aggregate data from multiple data sources, and push it into the outside world.
- Deploy: Directly from our platform the users will be able to deploy their automation either in the dev environment or production, and even choose where to deploy the executions, either on the Cloud, private server, or Datacenter.
- Monitor: Once executed the user will have the reporting side to see the status of the executions if there is an error identify it quickly and solve it, the execution, etc.
What is the mission of Meta API?
We want to give the freedom to our users to inter-connect anything, without waiting for native integration of the desired software.
Our mission is to break the silos of closed ecosystems built by some companies which are selecting their native integration by a completely open software to get the data from the APIs and build next-generation automation from it.
The goal is to make the data more accessible without giving it complexity when it comes to usage and all that without storing any data from the users.
What separates you from other similar websites/companies?
We, contrary to other similar solutions, assume the presence of the code in our product.
This code will be the key element for the tech people we target to do more and better in their use cases than other no-code/low code solutions, which, combined with the simplicity of the API usage we offer is clearly a game-changer for us.
What are the plans for Meta API for the near future?
We plan to expand our presence to the whole of Europe by the end of 2022 to strengthen our market share.
We plan to launch the interaction of the community inside our platform by deploying the monetization of automation, and workspaces for projects but also simplify even more our platform without killing the code to get more non-tech users.
The more our users connect their services with the outside world the more we break the silos of the closed ecosystem and move forward in the mission we believe in.