Plazes releases API

In: web services

26 Oct 2004

Felix Petersen:

"To use the API, please drop us a short mail and we will provide you with a developer key and the documentation. Note, that Plazes APIs are for non-commercial use only."

What’s the point of using a web API if you can’t make money with it? Isn’t this the best way to guarantee you’re not going to have much traction? I don’t get it. There’s more to web application integration than toying with gizmos in the margin of your blog.

2 Responses to Plazes releases API

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Marc Canter

October 26th, 2004 at 1:57 pm

I think (and hope) that their limitation has more to do with getting paid than preventing you. If you’re gonna make money, why shouldn’t they?

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Olivier Travers

October 27th, 2004 at 4:57 pm

Fair enough Mark, but it just goes to show that launching an API before you even have a business model (for the API and for the human-facing site) is putting the horse before the cart, or at least asking for a big leap of faith from third-party developers.

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