How to access Pinterest’s API

Pinterest, the five-year old social network is accepting applications for beta access to its application program interface (API). The application to become a beta developer is brief and open only to US based users. Previously hooks into Pinterest’s programming and backend were open only to a few service providers.

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The ability to work with Pinterest as a developer is exciting. The numbers of third-party business apps available for the management, efficiency and measuring of the site’s effectiveness is limited to a few companies that had early access. The few services available are too expensive for the average pinner.

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According to Pinterest, “The API is RESTful, uses JSON over HTTPS and lets you authenticate users with OAuth 2.0.”

According to Pinterest, apps will be able to:

  • Access an authorized user’s Pins, Boards, followers, and the Boards, Users and Interests they follow
  • Read a Board’s pins. Create, update and delete an authorized user’s boards
  • Get Pin details. Create, update and delete an authorized user’s pins

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Since I am a programmer, I applied for access. My app will help manage accounts and gain insight into behaviors. Applicants are required to name their app and give a brief description of what it will do. To apply, Pinterest API application and fill out the form. It just takes a few minutes!

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