There are many different reasons to code with the Zillow API. However, Auston Bunsen, the programmer behind iZillow (here’s the FoREM writeup) stumbled on a reason I haven’t heard yet — getting mentioned in the New York Times! Auston wrote up the story of how he got a NYTimes mention out of the Zillow API on his blog this weekend.
So, if you’re a freelance developer with a cool idea, we encourage you to make that idea a reality, by using the API. Who knows, maybe you’ll even get mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Fortune, or another mainstream media outlet.