YellowAPI Champion Sponsor of HackTO

 

 

A huge round of applause for Yellow Pages Group and YellowAPI.com – they’ve stepped up once again to be the HackDays Champion sponsor for HackTO happening in Toronto on Saturday April 14.

When you first start researching the Yellow Pages API, it seems pretty basic – 4 endpoints, a handful of options.  But when you start working with it you realize the depth of their dataset and how well put together their API support is, the possibilities are endless! YellowAPI provides 4 basic endpoints for developers – FindBusiness, GetBusinessDetails, FindDealer, and GetTypeAhead.  It starts off as a pretty standard business look-up tool and from there, you get access to all of the rich, curated data from the Yellow Pages dataset, including phone numbers, business categories, product information, videos, photos, business logos and much more.

Combine the above with rich documentation and you get an awesome API!  Using their “I/O Docs”, you can easily test out calls to the API from the browser, seeing exactly what your query should look like and what the resulting XML or JSON will be.  Extremely helpful to developers! In addition, YellowAPI offers a handful of SDKs for quick integration:  iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Java, PHP, Python, and Ruby.

Start-ups, Fortune 500 companies and developers have used YellowAPI. Visit the App Gallery to get an idea of some of the rolled out applications. Reservely was a HackDays winner last year:

The opportunities are endless and that’s why we are super excited to welcome YellowAPi to HackTO again!

YellowAPI has been an awesome HackDays sponsor from the beginning and we are extremly privileged to continue bringing hacking events across Canada with their help and support. We just wrapped up HackRegina – which was our first appearance in Regina – and HackVAN – which was our second hackathon in Vancouver and we are looking forward to many more hackathons across Canada, including Ottawa, Montreal and other cities.

If you are wondering what happens during our hackathon and how it looks like, well wonder no more and take a look at this little video showcasing prior hackathons and promoting our last hack event (HackVAN).

10 Apr 2012, 12:31pm
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