Thingiverse.com pushed some major changes this week. A facelift for the site in general, including MakerBot-matching branding and a new approach to information architecture in general. And two brand new offerings — Thingiverse Apps and a Developer API.
The Thingiverse API
Thingiverse’s API opens our universe of downloadable 3D Things to the developer community.
- Create apps to browse, mash up, and contribute to our library of more than 30,000 Things.
- Develop the next great tool for our community of designers, engineers, makers, and all-around geniuses.
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