Smartcar is the easiest way to integrate apps with cars, and we're continuously working on improvements to help our customers reimagine automotive services and trailblaze new mobility categories.
Last November, we announced that version 2.0 of the Smartcar API was now available to all Smartcar users. We spent over a year developing and incorporating customer feedback into the latest version of our API, and version 2.0 delivers our best developer experience for users working with different car brands and models.
📣 So, we’re officially retiring version 1.0 of the Smartcar API at the end of 2022.
If you’re still using version 1.0 — don’t worry.
We have everything you need for a quick and smooth migration to version 2.0 of our API. But first, let’s dive into what our new Smartcar API is all about and why you’ll benefit most from this change.
Smartcar API v2.0 was built to accomplish one primary goal: To help developers spend less time addressing errors and more time building cool stuff.
Unlike v1.0, our new API has significant improvements to:
We restructured and rewrote our error responses so they’re detailed, and easy to act on even without using our API reference as a guide. With these improvements, your team can spend less time looking for vehicle information and help new developers ramp up quickly with the Smartcar API:
In v1.0, our Compatibility API was designed to let applications check whether a VIN is capable of Smartcar permissions. We learned from customers that a detailed breakdown of what each VIN supports is more useful.
So, v2.0 gives you the following features:
We’ve also introduced new features that are exclusive to v2.0, like:
We’ve outlined three simple steps for you to migrate to v2.0 of the Smartcar API:
If you have questions on API v2.0 and how to get started, contact your Customer Success manager or check out our Fall ‘21 Product Showcase for a rundown of new features from our Director of Platform Engineering.
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