Social Site CyclingBuddy.com Opening API for Independent App Developers
One of the ways the company has managed to make itself so popular over the last few years is opening up to third party applications. Allowing application developers to create their own games and applications has meant a tremendous increase in revenue and visits.
It’s no surprise, then, that other social networking sites are following suit, especially those still trying to get off the ground. CyclingBuddy.com is one of those sites and recently announced it will open its API to App developers.
CyclingBuddy.com is the social networking site dedicated to the hard core cycling enthusiast. According to site statistics, the members of this particular site have manually logged more than 150,000 miles. The site also allows for people to share their favorite cycling routes, of which more than 1,000 have been shared on the site so far.
The site also boasts members from outside the United States and says it has a presence in 14 different countries – all despite the fact that the site is one of the youngest hard core social networking sites on the Web, having been live for no longer than three months.
The site’s founder, Tony Piedad, believes being able to open up its API to independent application developers shows that the site is dedicated to growing.
"CyclingBuddy is a great community of cyclists of all ages and abilities, all looking to find someone else to cycle with,” he said. “There are a multitude of Apps out there that are extremely good at recording and monitoring performance. We want to invite these App developers to integrate into CyclingBuddy.com. It’s a great partnership; we are really good at motivating people to cycle, while Apps are great at recording progress and performance once they have got "out of the door" – everybody wins."
Edited by Braden Becker