We’ve always hoped to give people the power to build new experiences on top of Splitwise, and we’re proud to announce today that we are releasing our first public API.
This will allow developers, Splitwise-lovers, and other companies to integrate with Splitwise. We’ve created an open-source API example, and published the instructions and documentation that we use internally. Check it out!
Over the past two and half years of Splitwise, we’ve received a huge number of feature ideas and integration requests. Splitwise has also been asked to support Windows Phone, Blackberry, and other devices. The scale of these requests is way more than we can realistically manage as a small team. Instead of simply saying no, we want to give people who are passionate about Splitwise the power to build when we cannot.
Fundamentally, the Splitwise team cares about relationships between people. Wherever there is awkwardness and people managing money together, we want Splitwise to be there, removing tension and keeping people on the same page.
We couldn’t have done this without the help of our eager API beta testers. Special thanks goes to Miron Vranjes (Splittr for Windows Phone), Kamran Ayub (Centwise for Windows Phone), and Joe Burgess (Splitmo, a command-line-based way to create Venmo repayment links from Splitwise).
Happy hunting, and if you run into any questions or trouble, or want to be part of our developer email list, email us at email@example.com.
Update: Curtis Holland has put together another example app in PHP to access the Splitwise API. It’s freely available on GitHub, so if you’re working on a Splitwise project in PHP, go check it out! Thanks a bunch, Curtis 🙂
6 thoughts on “The Splitwise API Is Here”
Yay!! 😀 This looks great, I hope I’ll have the chance to use it soon 🙂
We hope so too! Let us know if you need anything 🙂
Splitwise UI is cleaner than few other related apps that I have seen. May i know what variation of JS you guys used?
We use backbone.js for the website front end, which we switched to in summer 2012 – I’ll leave any more complex thoughts to the dev team, but my sense from them is that there was a lot of plumbing work, and there may be better options today?
Team – I am curious to know some common use cases for this API. For my, to perform payment between similar users as Splitwise, why would I use Splitwise Vs direct Venmo integration. Thanks!
The most popular projects built off our API are unofficial Windows Phone apps — there are 3 at present.