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A warm welcome to all interested developers. After five years of Mind42 without any official API we are finally preparing to launch a public interface to Mind42. Over the years we got a lot of requests asking about possibilities to connect other applications and workflows with Mind42. But besides the import feature nothing like this was possible. With our new API we hope to fill this gap. It will also allow third party developers of mobile applications to access, create and edit mind maps on Mind42 - so Mind42 will also profit from the API as a whole, with new possibilities for our users to edit their data on new devices.
Technically our API uses the oAuth 2 standard. This standard allows Mind42 users to grant API clients access to their accounts without having to enter their username and password into a third party application. You maybe already have seen this kind of grant dialogs for other services, as big players like Google and Twitter use it as well. You can take a look at the Wikipedia page about oAuth to get more information, and I really recommand taking a look the documentation of the Google oAuth APIs since they really have a very good explanation of how oAuth in general works. Once you get access to the Mind42 API you'll of course receive more information from us.
Get in touch
Our API currently is in public beta, so you won't find any kind of sign up button on this page yet. But if you are interested in accessing our API, simply drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org containing a description of what you want to use it for. While in beta we might not be able to give all developers access to the API, but we are as eager as you are to find out what use cases the API could cover, so chances are good you'll get access when you write us. We're looking forward to hearing from you.