Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
Blip A Deal, a free and innovative service that takes the work out of finding and managing group buying and daily deals has recently made upgrades to its newly launched API (Application Programming Interface) that makes it easy for developers to gain access to almost 6 million daily deals annually from around the world. The major benefits of using the Blip A Deal daily deals API is the ability to retrieve a set of deals based purely on a short sentence, by geographic location or a combination of them both.
So if your application requires the retrieval of deals that may match a certain set of characteristics or user preferences based on tastes, likes and/or keywords, the API provides a way to turn free text into deal categories that can be recommended to the user as deals that they may like or find interesting.
Or perhaps your application is based around geo-location and finding deals of interest within a given location, the API provides a way for developers to locate deals that are nearby to their users. The developer can use data that is based around the country and city name or can use latitude and longitude coordinates to represent a certain point. The API has also the ability to return locations near a given point where deals are present. Using this combination, the Blip A Deal API now makes it possible for developers to design applications that can find deals that are both near a user and also match their defined preferences.
In addition, the API allows further refinement based on various keywords. If developers require a list of deals that need to be narrowed down to a specific kind of deal such as “spa”, “holiday” or “dinner” the API is capable of accepting these keywords and returning the deals that are specifically matched.
With the new API’s developed by Blip A Deal, 3rd party developers will be able to find new and creative ways to make use of the data and the flexibility that it holds. To access the API please visit http://www.blipadeal.com/dev-api where upon approval a token and secret will be provided for direct access to the API. There are also many helpful documents and sample code to show how the API’s can be used.
About Blip A Deal
Blip A Deal is a comprehensive site for group buying and daily deals with over 500,000 deals listed each month from 12 countries around the globe. They list deals from major group buying sites and deliver these straight to their user via their website and through their network of integrated mobile applications. They are currently have a presence in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom and United States.