New Faceted Asset Search

    Facets are now included in the Asset Search endpoint in version 2.0 of the Widen Collective® API. This new response data can help power integrations that wish to build a more rich search experience ranging from simple refinements to a fully featured faceted navigation.

    • Dan Beghin

    New V2 API OAuth Resources and Refresh Tokens

    We’re excited to announce the introduction of refresh tokens along with full OAuth flow support to version 2.0 of the Widen Collective® API. We’ve also redesigned the OAuth allow access page and token formats.

    • Kyle Brown

    Deprecation of V1 API Endpoints

    We will be deprecating several endpoints in version 1.0 of the Widen Collective® API in June of 2022. If you’re currently using or plan to use the endpoints listed in this blog, we recommend that you remove use of them to avoid issues in your integration(s).

    • Kyle Brown

    New Current User Endpoint

    Version 1.0 of the Widen Collective® API has long had the ability to return information about the Collective user associated with the presented Access Token. This same user information is now being returned in version 2.0.

    • Cory Forseth

    New Download Links

    For better consistency and ongoing support of the Widen Collective API v2.0, we’re planning on releasing a change that changes the shape of download links.

    • Dan Beghin

    Branded Links

    We've created an early access toggle to allow you to test your API integrations with our new branded links.

    • Matt Olcikas

    New Asset Group Endpoint

    Version 1.0 of the Widen Collective® API has long had the ability to return information about asset groups in your Collective app. This same asset group information is now being returned in version 2.0. Custom integrations use asset group endpoints to help organize and permission assets.

    • Dan Beghin

    Search Delimiters

    We’re making search delimiters consistent across the Assets app and Widen Collective API v2.0.

    • Kyle Ferris

    New Product Information Endpoints

    Widen’s Entries application organizes your product information such as manufacturing specs, marketing copy, and digital assets in one user-friendly system. Endpoints for Products and Channels have been added to Widen’s public API to allow you to import, enrich, and export this product information to other systems in your technology...

    • Xiuming Chen

    Empty Metadata Handling

    For better consistency and ongoing support of the Widen Collective API v2.0, we’re planning on releasing a change that impacts supplying and retrieving empty metadata values.

    • Dan Beghin & Stephen Coakley

    Pagination in Search

    Pagination is an essential tool for effectively managing large result sets. The Widen API offers two methods of paginating search results from the v2 asset search endpoint: offset and scroll. Offset-based pagination is suitable for user interfaces, while scroll-based pagination facilitates automated consumption of search data. We will give...

    • Kyle Ferris

    Early Access Toggles

    High reliability and dependability of the Widen Collective API are imperative for our customers and their critical integrations. As we pursue giving our customers the best possible experience, we've launched Early Access Toggles to safely support early access to new functionality.

    • Cory Forseth

    Hello World!

    Welcome to the Widen Developer blog, where you can learn about important fixes, new features, and possible upcoming changes to the Widen Collective API.

    • Dan Beghin & Cory Forseth