Developers Can Now Start Building Apps, Integrations With Pinterest API

Pinterest announced Thursday that it has opened its developers sandbox, allowing developers to start building apps and integrations with the site's application programming interface (API).

Pinterest announced Thursday that it has opened its developers sandbox, allowing developers to start building apps and integrations with the site’s application programming interface (API).

Pinterest software engineer Zack Argyle discussed this in a blog post:

Before diving in and building your own app, take a look at our sample app—you can even see the source code! It uses the Pinterest Javascript SDK(PDK), which makes interacting with the API even more intuitive and simple.

A few folks have already integrated with our new API, and it’s been amazing to see their numbers grow: Polyvore increased their traffic from Pinterest by 35 percent, and the number of Pins being saved from IFTTT has grown 33 percent week over week.

Here’s a look at all of the actions that can be taken through Pinterest’s API.