TeachStreet soft-launched an API for the Classes which enables web developers to get access to the class listing data and metadata.
Hence the API is purely one way at the moment as far as I understand it. You can pull data about listed classes but you cannot enter classes from outside of the platform.
Hence the API could be used by location based services that offer information about a certain area of a city and pull the education related data of TeachStreet into their application. Or someone with a music related blog could offer a customized search engine for the visitors to find guitar lessons near them.
As this is a soft launch I think there are some bigger plans behind it. As I said, I think an API that would allow trusted partners to list their classes on TeachStreet could be really interesting. Kind of the same TeachStreet is doing with their Craigslist service.
Take for example Sclipo, WiZiQ or Udemy. Wouldn’t it be nice if your course or online lesson you put on those platforms were automatically listed on TeachStreet?
I like the idea of APIs and hence the possibility to connect different online education services and platforms to a big network. There are a lot of interesting synergies and TeachStreet is definitely the perfect center to tie up the loose ends.