Introducing GIPHY Developers
October 4, 2017 by
We’re excited to announce the launch of GIPHY Developers: a one-stop shop and interactive resource for developers interested in getting started with GIPHY’s API offerings! By visiting our new portal, aspiring GIPHY developers can read top-level guides as well as detailed technical documentation regarding the GIPHY API’s many endpoints. It’s easier than ever to get started; developers can even play around with the API via an interactive API Explorer without writing a single line of code!
For those of you who don’t know, the GIPHY API is the ultimate way to integrate GIPHY’s search engine and vast GIF library into your project. The GIPHY API helps you and your users find relevant GIFs based on search terms, tags, ratings, our unique translate algorithm, or just randomly. The GIPHY API also delivers GIFs in a multitude of renditions and file types sorted by max dimensions, filesize, framecount, and several other parameters to fit your needs. Whether you need a static thumbnail or a high-res .mp4, the GIPHY API has you covered. In the future you’ll be able to upload and create GIFs programmatically, too!
GIPHY has been offering a robust public-facing API for some time; however, we’ve never had a place devoted entirely to supporting developers with detailed technical documentation and API Key management tools. In the past we’ve offered a single public beta key to developers looking to experiment with GIPHY’s various APIs, but with the launch of GIPHY Developers, developers can now obtain unique API Keys for each project/app assigned directly to their GIPHY account. This will help us provide better individual support to our developers. What’s more, developers can also use these API Keys with our new interactive API Explorer to experiment with different API calls and view the live responses they’ll receive. These individual per-project keys also streamline the process of applying for a production-level key without rate limits or restrictions, something developers can also do directly from their GIPHY Developer Dashboard.
– Nick Santaniello, Special Projects Engineer