Postman, an API development environment portal, has today announced that both the Postman free app and Postman Pro were named 2017 SIIA CODiE Awards finalists in the API Management category.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries and have been recognizing product excellence for over 30 years. The awards offer 93 categories that are organized by industry focus.

The startup was selected as one of 205 finalists across 59 business technology categories, and Postman and Postman Pro were two of the four finalists in the API Management category. Winners will be announced during the CODiE Award Business Technology Winner Announcement & Celebration, on July 25th in San Francisco.

Ken Wasch, President of SIIA, said,

I am impressed by the level of innovation and creativity of the products that have been selected as this year’s CODiE Award finalists. We are happy to recognize these products and the power they have to transform the future of how we do business.

Abhinav Asthana, CEO and co-founder of the company, said,

We are thrilled to be named as a SIIA CODiE finalist and to have both our free Postman app as well as our Postman Pro product recognized this way. Developers deserve more, and we deliver that – to individual API developers and to professional and enterprise developer teams.

Postman began as a simple tool to make API testing faster and easier and has expanded into a powerful, collaborative and user-friendly toolchain, allowing its customers to streamline and simplify API development.

Developers can leverage the power of the platform at every stage of their API workflow, from development and testing through collaboration, documentation and publishing, and API monitoring.

The company was founded by Abhinav Asthana, Ankit Sobti, and Abhijit Kane as a side project in 2012. It provides free apps for Chrome, Mac, and Windows to build APIs and a paid cloud-based app.

Last year, the company raised  $7 million in its Series A round of funding from Nexus Venture Partners. Prior to that, it had raised $1 million in seed funding. Earlier this year, the company moved its headquarters from Bangalore to San Francisco. The company recently also launched Mock Server feature for its Postman Pro product line.

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