POSITIVE SOFTWARE COMPANY
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.
POSitive Software Company has decided to no longer create, and maintain, individual interfaces to specific services such as e-commerce sites, and has released an API that will allow developers to create custom interfaces for a variety of services.
What is an "API"?
The POSitive API is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other. An API lists a bunch of operations that developers can use, along with a description of what they do. APIs allow developers to save time by taking advantage of a platform’s implementation to do the nitty-gritty work. This can reduce the amount of code developers need to create and helps create more consistency across apps for the same platform.
Imagine that an API is 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.
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.