Getting Started

Are you new to web services? The best place to start is with our Getting Started Guide.

Trying an API in your browser

You can use our interactive test forms found on our API pages to run our web services in your web browser. No previous web service development experience is required.

Simply follow the steps below:
  1. Register for an account on our website.
  2. Choose the service you want to use from our catalog or developer documentation.
  3. Select the API you want to try.
  4. In the Request tab, enter some values for the color coded input parameters.
  5. Click on the View Results button in any of the XML, JSON, CSV tabs below – the results will be displayed on your screen.
  6. Repeat these steps for other any other operation or web service.

Integrating an API with Your Application

You can start pulling our web service data into your application in minutes. Simply follow the steps below:

  1. Choose whether you will access our web services using SOAP or REST.
  2. If you chose SOAP, select a SOAP-enabled development toolkit. Many of our users use Visual Studio.Net but there are dozens of toolkits out there.
  3. Point your development toolkit to a web service WSDL URL so that you can discover the APIs. You can find that URL in the WSDL box on the Code tab on the API Page. You can copy paste this URL into your toolkit.
  4. Start coding away. Our website provides sample code for the following languages: Microsoft.Net (VB.Net, C#, ASP.Net), Classic ASP, VB6, PHP/NuSoap, PHP5, Apache Axis, Perl/SoapLite and Ruby. If you use any of these environments, you can just copy and paste our sample code into your application.

Information About Your Account

The My Account pages allow you to easily access and update your account information and review usage details:

Additional Help

If you need additional help, you can:

  1. Check out the frequently asked questions page.
  2. Send us an email to Xignite Support or open a support ticket.