- Mar 3 2014
Come check out Vimeo’s new API!
Vimeo’s first API was launched on Mar 26, 2007. We’ve added tons of features since then, but have always been stuck with two APIs. The Simple API was super easy to use, but didn’t allow authentication. The Advanced API had tons of features, but was more difficult to implement. We always knew, deep down, we could build a better system. We dreamt of one API to rule them all — one API that a developer could get up and running in minutes, instead of days. After many months of research and development, we are proud to announce the start of the open beta for our brand new API.
This singular, unified API replaces both the Advanced and Simple APIs. Just like the Simple API, all features are accessible within an easy to understand URL structure. This URL structure follows many of REST’s best practices, and has been carefully considered in every step of development.
That shouldn’t actually matter, though, because we also provide this information to you as often as possible. We’ve created resources that provide URLs or URL templates to guide you through our data. Should you ever forget what features are available, start with “https://api.vimeo.com/me” and start following links. Watch out, though. It’s addictive.
Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll tell you more about some of the new features supported by the API. If you’d like to be notified when we post something new, join our Google group.
Questions? Bug reports or feature requests? Contact us through our Help Center.
And to see the new API in action, take a look at the Vimeo apps for iOS and Xbox, which already have it integrated (I mean, we said this was beta. Not alpha…).
Aaron Hedges heads up all things API at Vimeo. He’s worked tirelessly on the new API for the past year and has managed not to crack (yet).
- Apr 16 2013
Announcing the first Vimeo Hackday! And a new API!
We’ve been hard at work building a brand new version of the Vimeo API (dubbed API 3.0) and we’d like to invite you to join us at Vimeo HQ to try it out!
We’ll be here May 4th from 11am to 7pm to help you build apps on the new API. The best creations will be featured on our blog and dev site.
Some of the new features your app can take advantage of are:
- Register for push notifications
- Create albums and groups
- Simplified video upload
- Easy access to a large collection of Creative Commons videos
As well as all the features of the Advanced API, including:
- Access a user’s Feed and Watch Later queue
- Interact with the Vimeo community
Come check it out!
When: May 4, 2013 from 11am to 7pm
Where: 555 W 18th St, New York, NY
- May 9 2012
New Developer Site!
Would you be totally flabbergasted if we told you that in addition to rebuilding Vimeo from the ground up, we’ve ALSO constructed a brand new site for developers who want to rock the Vimeo APIs? Well, start flabbering your gasts* — because it’s true.
We’re happy to announce our brand new developer site: http://developer.vimeo.com! Our API is all grown up and ready to move into its own 1 bed / 1.5 bath subdomain. Laundry is just around the corner.
Right now you’re probably staring incredulously at your screen while yelling, “Whoa!!! Tell me some of the amazing features of this new dev site so I can continue my quest to conquer all technology!!!” You got it. Check our techniques:
OAuth Tokens provided
We now generate an OAuth token for you when you create an app — this way you don’t have to set up a temporary page to authorize when you only want to interact with your account. Just copy and paste into your app. OAuth awesomeness!
Simplified documentation and navigation
Life is complicated enough, so we’ve tried to streamline our documentation wherever possible. Now, instead of having to look at multiple pages of docs, you’ll find what you need on one page, reducing the need to jump around. And just like your favorite library book about deep sea creatures that somehow survive in complete darkness, our documentation now has a table of contents. Just flip to the section you’re looking for!
Clearer upload requests
Upload requests now take the form of a more straightforward questionnaire. This enables us to get right down to bizness and reduce the back and forth involved in approving your app for uploading. Because time is money, people.
The Advanced API method list now has the playground baked right into it, so you can easily get involved in some hot call-and-response action.
A suave new look
Night time is the right time for accessing data via the API. Turn the lights down, pour yourself a beverage, and kick back with some stone cold support from us.
*We have no idea what this means, but it feels good to say it out loud.
- Dec 15 2011
Subscription method changes
To accomodate improvements to our subscriptions system, we have a few changes coming to subscriptions methods in the Advanced API.
The first change is that we will be dropping support for the
types parameter on vimeo.people.getSubscriptions. It will return all subscription types.
A new parameter is going to be introduced to vimeo.videos.getSubscriptions:
offset. The value passed should be the subscription_id from the last video on the previous page (a new field added to the response). Although not required, passing the
offset will ensure that there is no overlap or missing videos between pages. As part of these changes, we will also be removing the sort ability for vimeo.videos.getSubscriptions. Results will always be returned with the newest subscription video first.
These changes will take effect in one month, on January 16, 2012, but you should start passing
offset as soon as possible.
If you have any questions about these changes, please let us know in the API Forum.
- Dec 5 2011
More Method Deprecations
- Nov 18 2011
Starting at 10:30 am EST (about an hour from now), all API methods that modify data will be unavailable. You will receive a 105: Service currently unavailable error. Everything should be back up and running by 11:30 am EST. All read methods will remain available during this time. We apologize for the inconvienience.
- Nov 11 2011
NYC BigApps 3.0 Competition
We’re happy to announce our participation in NYC BigApps 3.0. The competition, which offers $50,000 in cash and other prizes, is open to software developers who create the best new apps that utilize NYC Open Data to help NYC residents, visitors, and businesses.
If you’d like to participate, check out the rules for the competition.
If you’re curious about the other APIs participating in the competition, check out the list here.
Have fun and make something cool with our API! (and let us know if you do)
- Aug 5 2011
To make way for some internal improvements, we will be deprecating the following methods in the Advanced API:
and the following in the Simple API:
These methods will no longer work after September 30, 2011. There are no direct replacements for these methods, but we encourage you to use the subscription methods instead (vimeo.videos.getSubscriptions in the Advanced API or user/subscriptions in the Simple API).
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.