We are proud to announce that Bondora API (Application Program Interface) Sandbox environment is up and running. People interested in the API now can access the documentation and start implementing their client applications. The Sandbox is a test environment that emulates the behaviour of the production API. This means that the auctions are not real and making bids into auctions is not causing any actual bids or transactions. The Sandbox environment can also change a bit, because the development is still in progress. The changes should not cause any breaking changes though.
API is an additional interface for accessing the functionality of Bondora platform without the user interface (UI). It’s an alternative to Bondora web UI and is to be accessed programmatically via custom client application. Every investor can create their own implementation of the client application. You can choose any programming language and platform. You could even create a browser plugin and have the UI look the way you want and show the data that you are interested in. We are expecting lots of different client application implementations that other investors can also use. More proficient investors can create automated bidders that request auctions, filter them by predefined parameters and automatically make bids into them.
API is implemented as a RESTful web service, meaning that all the communication is sent via HTTP, like accessing any website. For accessing different API resources (aka uri like https://api.bondora.com), the user must be authenticated prior with his/her username and password. On authentication the API responds with unique token that is generated for the user and is valid until provided date. When accessing API resources (requesting data), the user must provide the issued API token for every request. The token must be set to the request Authorization header as „Token “.
For more information you are welcome to check the API site where you can find more detailed description of the API and a technical reference documentation for all the API resources.