Autodata’s Vast Automotive Data Catalogue Open To Developers

Autodata, the trusted world-leading supplier of technical information to the automotive aftermarket, has completed its most prolific batch of application programming interfaces (APIs), opening the door for a range of new possibilities for developers in the B2B and consumer automotive markets.

Working with TIBCO Mashery®, the Autodata Developer Portal allows access to more than 70 APIs covering Autodata’s comprehensive diagnostic, repair and servicing information across 80 vehicle manufacturers.

All of the APIs are constantly and instantly updated without the need for developers to make any changes and delivered in a low maintenance, highly reliable environment.

Autodata Chief Technology Officer, Neil Brooks, who featured in last year’s CIO 100, said: “Over the past year we have managed to establish a seamless process that has allowed us to pass APIs through the Alpha and Beta stages to launch extremely efficiently and we are delighted to now be in a position where the vast majority of our content is available for businesses to integrate Autodata within their own solutions.

We have already worked with a select group of companies and developers who required integration with some of our early APIs and the results have been extremely successful. The feedback from developers is that our portal is intuitive and packaged in logical and well-structured modules.

In growth terms, we are now receiving around 11 million API data calls on a weekly basis and we expect this figure to rise significantly over the next 12 months.

Brad Simmons, CEO at ClearMechanic, who was one of the first businesses to benefit from the Autodata API, said: “Connecting with the API was an incredibly easy process and delivered the exact solution we required. Our customers now have access to the most comprehensive, reliable and accurate technical information available.

Chris Lippi, VP and CTO of Cloud at TIBCO, added: “Data is at the core of the majority of products and applications within the automotive aftermarket industry sector. Autodata has chosen the TIBCO Mashery API management solution to deliver the scale, security, and simplicity needed to drive their business into the digital space.

As the world has become more connected, we continue to see increasing demand for content in the auto industry; and with their comprehensive range of data on over 29,000 models, we are excited to partner with Autodata as they work to power new applications and products in the future.

Established in 1975, Autodata has evolved from a publisher of paper-based technical manuals to the creator of an innovative new web application for professional workshops around the world. Their commitment to be at the forefront of technology and innovation has led to the company recently featuring in The Sunday Times fastest growing UK companies (profit wise).

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