After weeks of sweat, blood and perhaps even a few tears, the team here at Zillow is excited to announce that our Open API is now open for business! Check it out here or by clicking the “API Network” link on the site footer.
Zillow’s Open API allows any Web site to recreate a lot of Zillow’s functionality on their own site – for free. Or another way to think about it: Zillow is like a fast food restaurant handing Web developers a tray of (free)food to choose from, but instead of burgers, fries, and soft drinks, we’re offering Zestimates, Zindicies, charts, sales data, and more! You get to choose what you want to put up on your site, how it looks, when it gets displayed, etc. All you have to do is sign up.
Check out some of these other sites that have already integrated the Zillow API since we announced a pre-launch version last July:
- Technology & Media Companies: Yahoo! Real Estate, Auction Cloud, and IDX Central
- Real Estate Brokerages: Redfin, Prudential California/Nevada, ZipRealty and Century 21 Joe Walker & Associates
- Savvy Developers who have created cool stuff: Google Gadget, Desktop Zestimates and NetWorth
All you techies out there are probably bored by now. “I know what an API is. Just let me go play with it!” Ok, ok, here you go. And if you ever get lost, you can find the technical docs here, as well as a forum just for you savvy developers to share ideas, technical questions, etc. Enjoy and let us know what you think.