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API Documentation

  • DandyID's API gives developers the ability to create better social networks by allowing users to more clearly define who they are, helping them to connect with one another on a more personal level, and making it easier for new users to get up and running more quickly. User experience is important, and users on DandyID-enabled sites form tighter bonds with each other and connect in more meaningful ways. DandyID tools can help you turn casual visitors into die-hard fans.
    Getting started with the DandyID API is easy. First apply for an API key, then check out our API documentation below. Also, visit Extend & Share to see some of the apps built on our API. If you have any quesions, or would like to become a trusted partner, please contact us.


    No one wants to fill out the same form over and over. Save your users time and reduce headaches by leveraging the return_profile API call to access a user's globally recognizable profile.


    The return_services and reverse_lookup API calls lets you discover where your users exist on over 250 sites. Use that information to understand them better, connect with them in more meaningful ways and tap into their other online activities.


    (coming soon) A social network is nothing without friends. The return_contacts API call make it easy for your users to connect with their existing contacts on your service.

  • Portable Contacts:

    DandyID also supports Portable Contacts -- an open standard that combines some of the functionality of the API calls listed above.
  • Pro Accounts:

    Additional data and API calls are available for our partners, please contact us if you are interested.


Returns information regarding a single service or (if the service parameter is omitted) all supported services.

DandyID integrates with numerous services, this function give you access to the important pieces of information needed to integrate with these services.

Request URL: GET{api_key}/{svcId}{api_key}/{order}/{limit}

GET Request parameters

Parameter Type Description
api_key string (required) Your api key
svcId string (optional) Id of the service on dandyId (one word all lowercase). NOTE: should not be used in conjunction with parameters "order" or "limit"
order string (optional) Determines the order of the result. Can be set to either "popularity" "alphanumeric" or "combined".
limit numeric (optional) Limits the number of results returned.

Values Returned as XML

Parameter Type Description
svcId string Id of the service on dandyId (one word all lowercase).
svcName string Displayable name of the service, (use this to output to users, not svcId).
svcURL string Url to the user's public profile on the corresponding service.
svcLeftURL string User profile URL before the user's identifier.
svcRightURL string User profile URL after the user's identifier.
svcMobileURL string Mobile URL of the service.
svcIphoneURL string iPhone specific URL of the service.
svcFavicon string Location of favicon for service (hosted by DandyID).
svcIcon string Location of iPhone sized service icon (hosted by DandyID).
svcIphoneIcon string Location of iPhone ready icon for service (hosted by DandyID).

Sample Response

The following is a sample response: