Poken exposes its data via an Application Programming Interface (API). This document is the official reference for that functionality.
The Poken API is based on REST. To become familiar with the REST style of APIs please visit the Wikipedia site. The API methods allow developers to access some of the core Poken data.
The API is entirely HTTP-based. Methods to retrieve data from the Poken API require a GET request. To create or modify data require either a PUT or a POST. And to remove a resource a DELETE request is required.
If you use the wrong Http method the API will return an error code.
Some API methods have parameters which may be optional. All parameter values should be URL encoded and send in UTF-8 format.
The documentation for each of our published API methods can be found here.
When using the web service documentation. please note that the PATH specified
must be pre-pended with the Base URL of https://api.poken.com/rest081
All requests should be done over https.
To gain access to the API a developer should make a request to firstname.lastname@example.org to get API access credentials.
We’ll get back to you with a client_id and a client_secret (OAuth2) or consumerKey and consumerSecret (Basic Auth or OAuth1) that you need to use from now on to make requests to Poken API.