USA Today Launches API Developer Network

Oct 14, 2010, 09:00 ET from USA TODAY

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USA TODAY has launched the USA TODAY Developer Network. Found at, the Network portal provides USA TODAY APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) and a community for developers to discover content and build new applications for the web and digital platforms.

"With the launch of the USA TODAY Developer Network we invite developers to experience exciting new ways to tap into some of the great content that is unique to USA TODAY," said Steve Kurtz, vice president of digital development for USA TODAY. "We look forward to realizing some of the untapped potential of our content by reaching our audience in this promising new way."

USA TODAY partnered with Mashery, the leading provider of API management and strategic services, to help launch the API. 

Two APIs are currently available on the USA TODAY Developer Portal. The USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books API allows developers to retrieve information about the USA TODAY Best-Selling Books list, as well as list history and other metadata for individual books. The Professional Sports Salaries API offers detailed data from USA TODAY's sports salaries database dating back more than 20 years, and includes MLB, NFL, NBA and the NHL.

Additional APIs will be released on an ongoing basis at as USA TODAY begins to make more and more of its content available to the developer community.

USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, USA TODAY's mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation. Today, through its newspaper, website and mobile platforms, USA TODAY connects readers and engages the national conversation. USA TODAY, the nation's number one newspaper in print circulation with an average of more than 1.8 million daily, and, an award-winning newspaper website  launched in 1995, reach a combined 5.9 million readers daily. USA TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with more than six million downloads on mobile devices.  The USA TODAY brand also includes USA TODAY Education and USA TODAY Sports Weekly. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).