As you may have realized by now, we are constantly busying ourselves to bring you, our beloved human community, the best tools and best online video viewing and sharing experiences possible. But that leaves out one major demographic: robots. From our phones to drones and even the servers that power our favorite Internet destinations, robots have become a major factor in our lives. Today, we are proud to announce a major update to the Vimeo API, a product designed with love, especially for robots.
Vimeo launched its first API on March 26, 2007. Actually, we had two APIs: the Simple API, which was super user-friendly but didn’t allow authentication, and the Advanced API, which was powerful but complicated. Over time, we decided to build one API to rule them all, one that would be both powerful and easy to use — meet version 3.0. Actually, it’s 3.2 (it’s been in beta since March!). The new API is packed with:
- Tons of new endpoints
- Super fresh and clean documentation
- A powerful new API Playground
And way more, which you can read about on our Developer Blog.
All of you non-robots out there might be wondering: how does this API overhaul impact me? For one, all your favorite gizmos and gadgets will have access to the best and brightest new features of Vimeo. In fact, you may already be using this shiny new API — our iOS, OUYA, and Xbox apps have been using it for months now! If you happened to notice that these apps were better but couldn’t figure out why, now you know.
Want to build something awesome with Vimeo? You totally can! Our brand-new API is free and open to all, and is designed with both beginners and experts in mind. Get started by looking through our brand new API documentation, and see it in action when you hop into our API Playground.
We can’t wait to see what you build.