Stay On Top Of What's Happening In Your Area With LairOut's API

Candice McMillan
Mar. 04 2013, 08:00AM EST

Looking for something cool to do but have no idea where to start? A tool like LairOut could be helpful in this situation. It's basically a web-based event directory that allows users to access information on a number of events happening in and around their location. LairOut also provides the LairOut API that allows developers to access this functionality.

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LairOut requires two simple search criteria; location and date, and the handy map on the homepage makes it easy to view all the events that are taking place in that specific area. The service benefits both parties - end users can search to find something interesting to do, and event organisers can create an event, set a time and location and share it. The service also acts as an interactive social network of sorts, as users can post their feedback and comments to the event pages.

The LairOut API uses REST calls and will return XML, JSON, or JSONP. In order to make use of the API, developers will need to create a LairOut account, and once logged in, will be able to generate an authentication token. More information is available on the website.

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[...] Of the many APIs we published this week, eleven were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those eleven, which include the LairOut API. LairOut, in a nutshell, is a web-based event location directory that provides users with information on events happening around their location. All users have to do is enter in a location and date and the site will generate events taking place around that location at or near that date. The API simply makes this functionality available to developers via API calls. To learn more about the LairOut API visit the LairOut site as well as the LairOut API blog post. [...]