Since we launched Freightview in April, our API has been working quietly behind the scenes, powering our application. Now it’s ready for its public debut.
For the non-geeks among us: API stands for Application Programming Interface, a way for one software application to talk directly to another one without any humans in the middle. You can learn more on Wikipedia or keep reading for some examples.
With our API, you can easily integrate Freightview’s functionality directly into your own website or application. And it’s different from any other freight APIs you might find out there, because it’s for retrieving your own rates from your own carriers and brokers.
Businesses like yours are already putting it to use:
One entrepreneur is using the API to show freight quotes right on their website when a customer is shopping and placing an order.
Another customer is using it to display freight rates in their internal customer service application.
A startup is building a specialized ERP system for a particular vertical, and they’re using our API so their customers can access their own freight rates when fulfilling orders.
In case you’re interested in the technical details: Our API is RESTful and uses JSON. It’s built on a platform of Node.js and Express running on top of Redis and MongoDB. It’s hosted on Heroku for easy scaling. You can see the documentation here: developer.freightview.com.
I love to brainstorm with customers and answer their questions. If you want to talk, send me an email or text me at 913-735-7193, and I’ll give you a call.
We’re looking forward to seeing all of the creative ways people find to use our API.
– Jason (co-founder)