As many of you know, one of our main products, OpenCNAM (http://www.opencnam.com/), launched a new V2 API earlier this year. We launched our V2 API to help make OpenCNAM a better product for our users.
With our new V2 API we:
- Added more functionality to our backend.
- Fixed various inconsistencies in our user-facing API.
- Made numerous performance improvements to make our API responses faster for our users.
- Added more (and better quality) telco sources to improve our overall CNAM data quality.
- Added support for volume pricing (we now offer discounts up to 50m monthly queries, and beyond!).
- Made numerous improvements to our website, client libraries, and user portal.
Today, we’ve seen more than 95% of our users (and existing application developers) shift their code over from our V1 API to our V2 API, which is why we’re officially announcing that as of September 1, 2013, we are officially shutting down our old V1 API.
What does this mean for you (as an OpenCNAM user)?
If you’re currently using our V1 API (if you see a
v1 anywhere in your URL) you’ll need to upgrade your application code and point your code towards our new V2 API by September 1, 2013.
If you have any questions, concerns, issues, etc. — we’ll be available to help you out with the migration. You can reach us at anytime via our support email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
With our V1 API closing down, we’re going to be doubling our work efforts on OpenCNAM.
In the near future we’re planning to:
- Release a user account API, which allows you to pragmatically query your OpenCNAM account history (billing, payments, queries, etc.).
- Add a variety of new telco data sources to further improve our CNAM data quality (we currently offer the best industry-wide CNAM data quality by pulling our data from as many top-level sources as possible).
- Release a new CNAM storage product, which allows you (as an OpenCNAM user) to set your own CNAM records for phones you control — we’ll handle the CNAM propagation to the public telephone network.
While we’re sad to close down our V1 API, we’re extremely happy to continue to work with the smartest and most awesome customers in the industry, and we’re extremely excited to launch our highly anticipated OpenCNAM features and updates in the coming months.
- Randall Degges (CTO)