The WhenFresh API provides a way to query and purchase data from multiple providers' data sets. It could be any kind of data, but we use our "Behind the Bricks" data sets to demonstrate the API.
Behind the Bricks
Behind the Bricks provides access to more than 200 private and public datasets that can be used for insurance form prefill, risk, claims management and other applications. It allows you to obtain the values of specified variables for a particular property sourced from a specified data provider.
|Insurance Prefill||Catalog Browser|
|Our demo shows how information retrieved for a specified address could be used to pre-fill an insurance form.||The Catalog Browser helps you discover the postal address variables that can be purchased from different providers.|
Why use the WhenFresh API?
The API has been built by industry experts with many years of experience designing and developing hypermedia-driven RESTful web services. It has been designed to be future-proof so that what works today will also work tomorrow.
The API is based on the Linked Data method of publishing structured data so that it can become more useful through semantic queries. Linked data can be understood equally by computers and people, and is based on:
- URIs that identify data items/entities.
- HTTP as the simple universal mechanism for retrieving resources or their descriptions.
- RDF to structure and link the data in a graph-based data model.
Integrating the API
You can integrate the API into your own applications via our dotdet SDK or via HTTP:
Our Guides provide stepwise instructions for accessing the API via HTTP.
The dotnet SDK pages describe accessing the API using our nuget package.