The InstantEncore API allows you to access information stored on InstantEncore for
integration into your own website and services.
Calls to the API are made using REST requests that specify the method, input arguments
and response format. Based on the request InstantEncore returns the appropriate
data in the format requested. For a complete list of available methods and responses
please see the menu on the left.
All requests to the API must include your InstantEncore API Key and API Secret to
identify and validate yourself. For more information please see the Request Style
section below. Version 2 of the InstantEncore API is currently in the private beta
stage. If you are interested in getting API access please contact us.
All requests are made using REST urls in the following form:
The request url is made up of the following parts:
All requests begin with the API root.
The current version is 2.0.
Each method is determined by a combination of an object (ex: Albums, Buzz, Events,
Photos, Videos) and action (ex: List, Details). All the methods are listed in the
menu on the left. Click on a method for more details.
xml or json
The response can be returnd in XML or Json format. If the format is not specified
the default is xml.
Your API Key identifies you.
The API Secret verifies your identity. This key should be proteceted and not be
made available to the public. You can reset your API Secret at any time.
See the details of each method for the required and optional arguments for each
All calls to the API are answered with XML or Json. The data returned depends on
which method was called. For details on the specific data returned by each method
please see the method details using the menu on the left.
An error message will be returned if an error occurred. The response contains an
error code and specific message.
<message>API Key not specified.</message>
- 1 - Invalid Credentials
- 2 - Invalid Method
- 3 - Invalid Argument
- 4 - Invalid Format
- 0 - Unknown Error
Additionally, the HTTP Response Status Code will NOT be 200. The exact Status Code
will depend on the type of error.
The first place to look is the documentation. See the menu on the left to dive into
a specific topic. If you have further questions we'd be happy to help.