Alex MacCaw

Posts by Alex MacCaw

Streaming and more

Engineeringby Alex MacCaw on September 19, 2014

We're excited to announce some new API features based on some of the feedback we've received from our customers. Streaming Some of our endpoints respond asynchronously. For example, when we look up an email, if we haven't cached the lookup, we'll need to go out and search our indexes. This can take in the region of five to ten seconds. If we have to respond to a lookup asynchronously then we'll return a HTTP status 202 code and ask you to either retry the request later or use our webhook API [

APIHub => Clearbit

Companyby Alex MacCaw on August 25, 2014

We're changing our name from APIHub to Clearbit, a simpler name that isn't quite so developer centric. The two main pieces of feedback we got about APIHub was that it was hard to say (especially if you had no idea what an API was), and that the assumption was we were a Mashape [] competitor. Choosing a name is hard, especially when you consider the lack of available domain names and the plethora of trademarks. Aside from that, I think the important thing to keep in mind

New Lookup tools

Featuresby Alex MacCaw on August 20, 2014

We've added two new features to the admin dashboard [], a company and person lookup tool. These are especially convenient for one-off lookups where you don't want to bother making an API call. Person Lookup The person lookup takes an email address, and returns the person's name, Twitter, Facebook, GitHub and Linkedin handles, as well as a few other pieces of information. Company Lookup The company lookup takes a domain name, and returns any company information asso

Person & Company lookup

Featuresby Alex MacCaw on August 18, 2014

I'm excited to announce the launch of two new APIs into our private beta: * Person API: Find all the social information associated with an email address, such as name, Twitter handle, Facebook handle and LinkedIn handles. * Company API: Find all the company information associated with a domain name, such as name, amount raised, employee count, and Twitter handle. Let's dive straight in and see what a Person lookup request looks like. Looking up an email address O

Join our newsletter

Engaging stories and exclusive data, designed for our best customers. One useful issue each month.