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LinkedIn API

LinkedIn is the worlds largest business social networking hub. Launched in 2003, LinkedIn has millions of users and is implemented in over 200 countries. One purpose of the site is to allow registered users to maintain a list of contact details of people with whom they have some level of relationship, called Connections. Users can invite anyone (whether a site user or not) to become a connection.

LinkedIn actually provides 2 APIs:
-The JavaScript API is a rich client library enabling you to build dynamic applications in the web browser. Use OAuth 2 to easily authorize users via the "Sign In with LinkedIn" button, access LinkedIn data with native objects, and interact with Plugins.

-The REST API provides a simple, consistent representation of people, companies, jobs, and the interactions and relationships between them. Our query language lets you read data in XML and JSON at the granularity and aggregation that you choose. Use OAuth 1.0a to authorize users and begin making REST API calls using any programming language.

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LinkedIn: Highlights

Summary
Business social networking platform
Category
Social
Tags
Protocols
REST, JavaScript
Data Formats
XML, JSON, JSONP
API home
https://developer.linkedin.com/ 

LinkedIn: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://api.linkedin.com/v1/

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Yes  
Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
Yes  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
www.linkedin.com/  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
None  
Program Fees
None  
Certification Program
https://developer.linkedin.com/certified-developer-program 
Usage Limits
 
Terms of Service
https://developer.linkedin.com/documents/linkedin-apis-terms-use 

Security

Authentication Model
OAuth 
SSL Support
Yes 
Read-only Without Login
No 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
https://developer.linkedin.com/blog 
Site Blog
blog.linkedin.com/ 
API Forum
https://developer.linkedin.com/forum 
Developer Support
 
Console URL
developer.linkedinlabs.com/jsapi-console/#examples... 

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Comments 

March 24, 2012
at 04:36
Comment by: digging

how i can develop an application in flex by retriving linkedin profile information

August 01, 2011
at 13:00
Comment by: compu22222

Hi Developers, I am looking to develop a LinkedIn plugin.
If anyone who has LinkedIn API experiences is interested, please contact me at compu22222@hotmail.com

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