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Flowchartastic: Gliffy Opens Its API

Posted on 8.02.2009

Gliffy, maker of a popular browser-based diagramming and flowchart tool, last week opened its application programming interface (API) to outside developers.

The company said developers have already created two applications based on the Gliffy API: a plugin that allows bloggers on the Wordpress platform to easily add diagrams and flowcharts to their posts, and a backup script that enables users to backup their Gliffy documents to local machines.

“We pioneered this market nearly four years ago,” said Chris Kohlhart, founder and CEO, Gliffy. “We’ve done it again by resetting the criteria needed to compete not only against our leading online platform, but against legacy, platform-restricted competitors like Visio and OmniGraffle.”

Gliffy’s API and language-specific client libraries (Java, PHP) make integration very simple - just add a few lines of code. The API also includes OAuth support for third party applications. Developers can learn about the API and request access to API keys at

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