Relaunch? We have had an API for a long time, in fact, since day 1 all our apps have been built on top of APIs of some sort. In fact the APIs that have been documented on the previous version of our developer portal for the past few years are the very same APIs that Intralinks uses to build our applications. Admittedly there are a number of APIs that are not public, for the most part, users of our current API are using the same set of functions that Intralinks developers use.
So what is this relaunch all about? While it’s all well and good that we have some APIs and they are perfectly suited for doing all the things you might need them to do, they really have not kept up with the times in terms of modern interfaces. Developers today demand much much more from companies that offer APIs - and we agree.
So that brings us to today. We are incredibly excited to announce the (re)launch of the Intralinks Developer Program. We also recognize that APIs alone do not a program make. What is really needed is to support the entire process around the use of the APIs. This includes making documentation available and keeping it up-to-date, creating better developer support channels like user forums, better app life cycle support from getting your API key and moving from our test environment to production, all then keeping the communication channel active with blogs, webinars, and even regular newsletters. We have all of those things planned in the coming weeks and months and this blog post marks the beginning of that journey!
Some of the new stuff we are rolling out today include a fresh look and feel (ya, you probably already noticed that) and a new set of APIs that put a truly restful interface on top of many of our existing Intralinks Platform APIs (ILP). To go along with the new API set we also setup a brand new interactive playground where you can give the APIs a test run without writing a single line of code. Not all of the existing API set has been given the interface just yet, but we are busily adding new APIs all the time. In fact the ability to quickly release new APIs is another huge benefit of all the back end work we have been toiling on behind the scenes for the past 6 months. So while we don’t have everything ready to go just yet, we have got all the ground work in place to really take off.
So have a look around and if you have any questions, suggestions or just curious what the weather is like here in Boston drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Intralinks API Team