Futurist and Scientists hypothesise about a coming technological singularity; a point in time in the future where it is believed that man-machine intelligence will explode, accelerating technological progress at a rate so quickly that the future will be radically different from today. So different, that as mere mortals, limited by the human brain, we cannot even comprehend this future.
Whether or not the singularity will eventuate, man and machine have become closer today with the launch of the FreelancerAPI. For over 60 years, humans have programmed computers through software. This API, for the first time, provides a sophisticated programming interface for humans, for use by software. This API allows software for the first time to send sophisticated and complex tasks such as real engineering or problem solving to humans, retrieve the results and pay for the completed work.
The Freelancer API allows developers to create new and innovative ways for freelancers, employers and even other software to interact with the largest global jobs marketplace. The API allows developers to utilise the entire functionality of Freelancer.com.
The API is HTTP and XML based, using OAuth (http://oauth.net/) for authentication.
We are creating a developer wiki that will contain all the information you need start developing applications for the Freelancer API. There will be a getting started guide, flow chart diagrams, how to guides, sample code, and an area to share the applications you have created.
We are creating a sandbox environment for developers where you can test your applications in a controlled environment before releasing it to the world. The sandbox environment is designed in a seamless way, so that you can migrate your application to the main site easily.
For more information visit the Freelancer API page: