Over the past weeks we’ve been working hard to create an API that enables third-party developers to create applications around the Salam Business Club.
Q: So what exactly is an API?
A: An API enables you to develop software that connects to our system and sends and receives data.
Q: What programming languages do you support?
A: All of them! The API is REST-based, expects POST requests (yes, the same that are sent when submitting an HTML-Form) and returns XML documents. So you may create your software in ANY programming language and for ANY device, be it a desktop computer or a mobile device.
Q: What kind of software can I create?
A: You could create an iPhone App and publish it to Apple’s AppStore. Or you could create a desktop client that enables members to use the Salam Business Club without a web browser. You could also create an application that checks if a member’s profile has been viewed by another member and notifies the member of it. The possibilities are endless!
Q: What is my advantage of creating such an application using the API?
A: You can increase your reputation by creating an application for the largest Middle Eastern business network. Besides that you may also generate revenue by selling your applications. Applications that are very useful may also be featured by us on our website and our weekly newsletter, for free.
Q: Where can I view more information on the API?
A: Get in touch with Rias, our CEO, and he will e-mail you more information on how to use the API.
This is the company blog of the Salam Business Club, the first worldwide Internet-based business network for the Arab, Asian and Muslim world, with members from over 180 countries.