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Pinterest API

Pinterest calls itself a "virtual pinboard," allowing users to select photos from web pages to share with their friends. This process, called pinning, helps users collect ideas, recipes, inspiration or anything that can be found in a photo on a web page.

The Pinterest API provides developers access to an authenticated user's pinboards and pins. The API provides detailed user data, as well as the home feed for a user, pins, likes, following, followers and the ability to unfollow. Developers can also access information about specific boards and pins, including creating boards, adding pins, categories and adding/removing likes.

The API allows businesses to integrate with Pinterest's social media platform in an effort engage with customers. With the APIs, developers can access a site's top repins, most recent pins, related pins, most clicked through pins and pins resulting from specific search terms.

The API makes its data available via JSON only, with requests also wrapped as JSON. Though the official documentation has been removed, we've included a cache of the page, as the API still appears to be supported.

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Pinterest: Highlights

Summary
Social photo curation platform
Category
Social
Tags
Protocols
JSON-RPC
Data Formats
JSON
API home
http://developers.pinterest.com/ 

Pinterest: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
 
Service Endpoint
https://api.pinterest.com/v2

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
 
Developer Key Required
 
Account Required
 
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
pinterest.com  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
 
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
 
Terms of Service
 

Security

Authentication Model
OAuth2 
SSL Support
Yes 
Read-only Without Login
 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
 
Developer Support
 
Console URL
 

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January 01, 2013
at 09:37
Comment by: urbansky

this API is no longer available

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