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Websnapr API

The service provides a simple way to capture and display a screenshot of the web page loaded by a specified URL. It retrieves a small preview of the page to be retrieved by clicking a link, helping site users to decide whether or not to open that page. It is intended to increase traffic to a site by offering attractive previews, which should boost click-through rates and site stickiness. The preview function is also intended to help users spot malware and other undesirable sites before clicking links that may compromise the security of their computers.

API methods support creation of a pop-up window with a preview image showing the destination page for a hyperlink in either of two sizes. Methods also modify links with "nofollow" attributes on destination pages to prevent use of irrelevant links to boost search engine rankings. The API performs a malware and phishing check on any previewed page and advises users of any security threats detected.

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Websnapr: Highlights

Summary
Screenshot preview service
Category
Security
Tags
Protocols
Javascript
Data Formats
API home
http://www.websnapr.com/code/ 

Websnapr: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://www.websnapr.com/js/websnapr.js

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Yes, obtain API key  
Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
No  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
www.construktiv.de/  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
 
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
Free basic service with premium options 
Terms of Service
www.websnapr.com/terms/ 

Security

Authentication Model
API Key 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
No 

Support

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

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