API

our application programming interface

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API

You may be wondering how an API (application programming interface) applies to you, and why it matters for your camp. CampDoc.com provides tons of ways to customize your account to fit your camp; however, sometimes camps have more complex needs.

For example, you may want to automatically sync camper data with your own database, or setup single sign-on (SSO) with your current parent portal. When this is the case, your web developers can implement custom functionality using our API.

An API is a computer-computer interface, rather than the human-computer interface. An API can help automate tedious and labor-intensive tasks. What might take a human hours to accomplish can take a computer seconds through an API.

When two systems (websites, desktops, smartphones) link up through an API, we say they are “integrated.”

The CampDoc.com API allows you to interact with our system programmatically from your own application. Using our API you can interact with resources like:

  • Profiles
  • Users
  • Registrations

Our API conforms to RESTful design principles. Calls are made via the API through traditional HTTP requests.

If all of this sounds like gibberish, no worries…most of our camps can get all of the functionality they need without using our API. But if you do want to find out more about our API, you’ll likely need access to a web developer (if you’re not one)!