We built out the API to make our users’ about.me pages (and identity) portable. For the services using it, users would be able to easily create beautiful rich profiles.
With the SDK, we allow partners to embed their services onto about.me users’ pages, next to current services like Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
For example, if you go to Tony Conrad’s page and click the Instagram icon, it displays Tony’s recent Instagram photos. For our partners, Smarterer’s integration will display badges and test scores you’ve earned there. Showyou’s will display the videos they’ve loved and shared. Forkly’s shows the items they tasted, loved or reviewed. And Kred will display their influence data. Look for these services to be added in the coming weeks!
One of our core goals is to help our users create pages that they love, and that represents them. Allowing services to be added ensures we’re providing the true reflection of who someone is online.
If you are a developer and would like access to our API or SDK, please visit our FAQ article.