Connect POSitive to 3rd Party Applications
You'll need to have an active Gold Subscription, and a recent version of a POSitive product, in order to use the POSitive API. Contact POSitive for more information.
What is an "API"?
An Application Programming Interface (API) is a set of subroutine definitions, communication protocols, and tools for building software. In general terms, it is a set of clearly defined methods of communication among various components in POSitive. APIs allow developers to save time by taking advantage of a platform’s implementation to do the nitty-gritty work.
Think of an API as a box of building blocks, and each of the pieces represents a function within POSitive. A developer doesn’t necessarily need to know the inner workings of POSitive, but they can look at the blocks and see the pieces they can use to build a connection between POSitive and another program. For example, the pieces that allow retrieving of inventory information, or uploading web orders to POSitive. This can reduce the amount of code developers need to create and helps create more consistency across apps for the same platform.
POSitive does not currently offer development services for creating custom interfaces with the POSitive API. We recommend that customers find a developer who not only supports the product they wish to use, but is also familiar with API’s. For example, if you wish to connect POSitive to Shopify, then you need to find a Shopify developer who is also familiar with API’s.