If you’re a crafty coder and have customized media monitoring needs, then our SnapStream API was made for you. The API is a set of functions that are exposed to developers, allowing them to programmatically interface with the underlying SnapStream software. In layman’s terms, SnapStream’s API lets developers do cool things like create custom workflows and combine SnapStream with other third-party tools.
You've heard the popular saying, "there's no such thing as a free lunch," right? Wrong. The SnapStream API is a free tool, accessible to all current SnapStream customers. Just log on to http://code.snapstream.com for further details.
Software developers familiar with JSON Web Services can put their skills to work, to effectively customize their SnapStream experience. As long as you’re a current SnapStream customer and have the necessary user permissions, the sky’s the limit as far as what you can create with the SnapStream API.
You can interface with the SnapStream API in one of two ways.
1. You can build off of the sample code, which we provide. Here is a link containing some of our samples:
2. Or, you can start your API journey from the ground up. Here is a link to provide you with an introduction to our API:
The SnapStream API’s robust tool set allows you to do a lot of cool customization. You can categorize the customization into two types of automation: time-driven and user-driven. Here are some examples:
Densan Consultants, one of SnapStream’s custom code partners, has leveraged SnapStream’s API to create a customer-facing Web portal that allows the end-user to search TV transcripts from two SnapStreams, a collection of 50+ federal government news publications, and newswires—all from a single, unified interface. Did we mention that the two SnapStream systems are located in two completely different regions of Canada? Learn more >>