Add an API?
This could be very useful for integration into other applications. Any plans for adding an API? If properly executed, this could become a very valuable backend, which could be monetized.
Also, an API could help with data collection too.
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Nikhil Pradhan commented
Hi Guys, I'm building an app like MyFitnessPal, with the exception that it will be free forever :) All the premium features of MyFitnessPal, all analytics, will be free.
On the same note, I have noticed that some countries, like France, have a lot of product data while countries like New Zealand, where I'm from, have very limited data. I take it up on myself to populate as many products as I practically can to improve the database.
I love this initiate of making food and nutrition data open for the world and I hope you guys stay true to your purpose of keeping it "OPEN".
You'll hear from me frequently :)
For now, you have a read/write API being built at http://world.openfoodfacts.org/data and http://en.wiki.openfoodfacts.org/Project:API
If you'd like to use the API to contribute or help improve it, send a mail to contact at openfoodfacts dot org
Open Food Facts is an "association", so we don't plan to charge for the API.
Great Idea!, Just having a web form interface only is very limiting.
do the same as others such as google, twitter and face book.
allow users to register for an api key and allow free usage for low traffic.
If user keeps bumping the free usage limit he can then pay for higher usage limits.
By API'zing this database the usage would exponentually multiply.
Brad Davis commented
I second this. I think the data as a whole would be far more useful, and could have many more use cases if there was an API.