Announcing the Basecamp API 26 Mar 2006
31 comments Latest by Randal "sw0rdfish" Santia
Today we officially introduce the initial release of the Basecamp API (implemented as vanilla XML over HTTP). The API allows programmers to access/read/write Basecamp data from third-party systems like OS X dashboard widgets, Yahoo/Confabulator widgets, web sites, back-office systems, billing systems, other web-based/desktop products, and more.
The API is available to all Basecamp customers — from the free 1-project plan to the Premium plan. To enable it for your account, log into your Basecamp site, click the Account tab, and scroll down to the API section.
We’ve set up a forum for the API so developers can share tips, tricks, and help one another implement apps that use the Basecamp API.
We’re very excited to see what the world does with the API. We’ll continue to improve the API and open up more of Basecamp to the API in the next few weeks and months. We’ll also be posting example uses and implementations for everyone to check out.
Thanks again for everyone’s feedback and patience so far. We know the API has been a long time coming. We hope it was worth the wait.