Topic: API

Featured Integration: Fotozap

FotoZap lets businesses capture fun customized photos of visitors, guests, and event attendees and then deliver them by email. Participants are encouraged to share their photo through social media for additional brand exposure. Guests enter their email address to receive their photo and email addresses are transferred directly to Constant Contact. FotoZap integration with Constant […]

Building a Great Developer Experience with SDKs

Investing in Software Developer Kits (SDKs) It’s early in 2015 and if you’ve ever worked in Product Management you know what that means: we are starting to execute our big, audacious 2015 product plans. In our Q4 planning cycle we looked at everything we could possibly do and tried to prioritize for the next year. […]

Using JSON Schema to Validate Web Service Requests

Validating input is one of those programming necessities that we sometimes like to put off.  In fact it is much easier to take on faith that the input is correct than to spend many lines-of-code trying to guard against all the ways the input can be wrong. This leap-of-faith approach may make coding faster and […]

Constant Contact v2 API Supports gzip Compressed Payloads

The Constant Contact v2 API now supports sending and receiving compressed JSON payloads in gzip format on all endpoints. Using compressed payloads improves Web and mobile app performance by reducing the amount of bandwidth required for API calls. Mobile app developers are extremely bandwidth sensitive, and look for performance improvements in every nook and cranny. […]

Featured Integration: Freshdesk

Freshdesk brings together all conversations with customers into one help desk tool, be it over email, phone, the web and chat or even conversations over social channels like Facebook and Twitter. With the Constant Contact-Freshdesk integration, helpdesk agents can look up the most recent email campaigns sent to a customer and the mailing lists that […]

From Idea to Production: Steps to Creating and Consuming APIs

Mike Adler, Constant Contact VP Engineering, discusses the history of APIs, and best practices that developers need to consider when building or consuming APIs. Mike made this presentation at the 2014 Ultimate Developer Event. Share your thoughts on what goes into building a world-class API, or, what you need from an API as a developer […]

Featured Integration: XYDO Content Curation

XYDO (xydocuration.com) can help find relevant, trending content from across the internet that your customers will love. XYDO processes hundreds of thousands of articles each day from blogs, news sites, and well known publishers, and provides you with the tools to find the pieces that are most relevant and interesting to your audience.  XYDO’s integration makes […]

November 21-22: Social Innovation Hackathon

Social Innovation Hackathon organized by UCB School of Information is a unique type of hackathon. Now in its 2nd year, Social Innovation Hackathon makes its goal to build technology solutions for real-world social issues and causes. Social Innovation Hackathon focuses on social impact and change and allows participants to literally “hack for good”. The organizers’ […]

November 17-19: RubyConf

San Diego in November? Yes, please. However, what is more important than this attractive factor is the fact that RubyConf has been the main annual gathering of Rubyists from around the world since 2001. Focused on fostering the Ruby programming language and the robust community that has sprung up around it, RubyConf brings together Rubyists […]

Creating Dynamic Content Using the CTCT API

Dynamic content – What is it? Why do I want to know about it? Campaigns that include content personalized to each subscriber are shown to have a higher engagement level with their audience. Merging dynamic content into a campaign is a like a 3 step dance, a waltz. Get ready, on three… Step_One:rsrrpac Decide what dynamic content […]