Apollo puts next-generation API technology in the hands of every development team

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, at its annual GraphQL Summit, Apollo announced the launch of their flagship product designed to help development teams do GraphQL right - the Apollo GraphQL Platform. GraphQL has very quickly emerged as an essential technology standard for modern app development. It helps development teams build high-quality apps quickly, across an ever-increasing number of channels and on top of an ever-increasing number of backend systems and cloud data sources. GraphQL is one of the fastest adopted application development tools and downloads of the Apollo GraphQL client have grown more than 40x over the last two years to over 300,000 downloads per week today.

The Apollo GraphQL Platform puts a true enterprise-grade GraphQL system within reach of any app development team. It delivers the scalability, insight, and control that teams require to responsibly take GraphQL into production, distilled from Apollo’s extensive experience in implementing GraphQL in mission-critical apps at leaders such as Airbnb, Netflix, CNBC, The New York Times, GitHub, OpenTable, Audi, BMW, Major League Soccer, and many more. The platform is designed to get a first GraphQL feature in production in a single engineering sprint.

With Data Graph-style API powered by Apollo, app development teams can create a flexible “marketplace” of data and services inside their company that decouples frontend and backend development. Instead of a custom API for each screen in an app, developers simply describe the data and services they need, and Apollo does the work of locating the data in the cloud and efficiently delivering it to the end user’s device. It also equips app developers with precise knowledge of what services are available, and equips service developers with fine-grained visibility into, and control over, exactly how and by whom their services are being used. By contrast, legacy “procedural” API technologies such as REST and SOAP are limited by a rigid “point-to-point” architecture, meaning that API providers and API users must coordinate each API use case ahead of time. This tight coupling dramatically slows app development because frontend teams must constantly ask backend teams for new API endpoints, often whenever a new screen in the app is developed.

“We are rolling out Apollo as a central marketplace where hundreds of services are made available to Web, iOS, and Android, powering all our customer experiences,” said Adam Neary, Tech Lead at Airbnb.

“We built our Audi e-tron reservations system using Apollo GraphQL. It streamlined collaboration and communication across my frontend, backend, quality and operations teams who were under pressure to deliver on a tight and immovable deadline,” said Jeff Titus, Director, Digital Technology Solutions and Strategy at Audi.

“Our goal is to help companies build high-quality apps that deliver the best possible user experience across all platforms and devices faster. GraphQL has very quickly become the industry standard, allowing app development teams to stop being slowed down by the limitations of 20-year old API technology. The Apollo GraphQL Platform helps these teams do GraphQL right,” said Geoff Schmidt, co-founder and CEO of Apollo.

The open-core Apollo GraphQL platform consists of the industry-leading Apollo Server to translate existing APIs and backends into GraphQL, Apollo Client for web and mobile platforms to bind data to UI, Apollo's new GraphQL query execution gateway, and a suite of governance and management tools for developing and operating large-scale data graphs. The Apollo GraphQL Platform can be layered over existing APIs and services, allowing for progressive adoption.

About Apollo
Apollo is the GraphQL company, focused on accelerating the development of high-quality apps across many platforms. With the Apollo GraphQL Platform, customers like Netflix, Airbnb, Audi, CNBC, and other Fortune 1000 companies rapidly implement GraphQL consistent with industry best practices, so that all their apps can efficiently access all of a company’s data and services with a single engine that sits on top of the company’s existing infrastructure. Based in San Francisco, Apollo GraphQL is backed by Andreessen-Horowitz, Matrix Partners, and Trinity Ventures.

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