The Small World Community API is a programming interface that exposes community data points to an application developer using web services. The API uses OAuth or SAML for authentication and a REST-like interface for the request and response mechanisms, though the response format can be changed at request time. Calls are made over the web using standard HTTP GET or POST requests. A wide variety of data points are accessible. In addition to our API, we also have productized integrations with several platforms.

Small World Community provided quality and thoughtful support to help us design and build our community, IFT Connect. The platform’s flexibility, SWC staff’s expertise and creativity, and our strong partnership have contributed to an increase in online engagement and member participation. We see great opportunities ahead for our online community powered by Small World Community.

— Katie Paffhouse, CAE, Sr Manager, Divisions & Community
Institute of Food Technologists®