Sandbox Accounts - Birdseye and Binary Fountain
Both BirdEye and Binary Fountain use open source RESTful API sandboxes to carry out their different customer management tasks. These details on these companies APIs sandboxes are included in the attached spreadsheet row 3 and 4, columns C to H. The details are also included in the sections below, and a research methodology about how these findings were uncovered.
BIRDEYE RESTful API SANDBOX
How BirdEye's RESTful API Sandbox Works
- According to BirdEye developer’s page, the company uses the RESTful API, which is an example of a basic API sandbox with open source tooling.
- BirdEye’s RESTful API sandbox uses predictable, resource-oriented URLs along with built-in HTTP capabilities for passing parameters and authentication. It also responds with standard HTTP response codes to show errors and returns JSON responses.
- The sandbox allows users to create, search, get, update, and delete business reviews, as well as check and update the status of a business.
BirdEye's RESTful API Sandbox Features
- To access BirdEye RESTful API sandbox, the user must use a BirdEye account with a unique API Key and Business ID to send customer data to BirdEye to send out review requests.
- Users must also ensure that their customer management platform can integrate with an open REST API. The API Key is generated on the users BirdEye account, by clicking on the 'Account' tab on the left navigation rail of the users’ BirdEye dashboard.
- Its top features include the ability to create, search, get, update, and delete businesses customer reviews.
BirdEye RESTful API Sandbox is Free
- BirdEye RESTful API sandbox is an open-source tooling preferred for use in web-based applications since it responds with standard HTTP response codes to show errors and returns JSON responses.
- According to Xmldation, HTTP based REST services, which developers at BirdEye use for their APIs are simple to create directly using a "swagger file using open source swagger codegen." Thus, it is unlikely that BirdEye charges for its sandbox accounts.
- BirdEye offers tiered pricing broken into three categories, i.e., standard, professional, and premium; however, the pricing is customizable based on those three tiers and the size of business and the number of locations it has.
- Once a user provides such details, BirdEye will connect the user with pricing specialist to take him/her through the pricing process.
How Binary Fountain RESTful API Sandbox Works
- The API can be used by third party websites to embed data from the API’s “Binary Star Ratings platform” within a target web page.
- It also helps to collect customer testimonials through surveys and pass them through a series of checks to filter unwanted content through NLP (natural language processing) before it is made available in public via the API.
Binary Fountain RESTful API Sandbox Features
- Binary Fountain features Natural Language Processing capabilities to filter unwanted content in customers' testimonials.
- It allows publishing of testimonials by NPI (national provider identifier).
- It supports publishing testimonials by location.
- The platform allows a roll-up score to be created for any physician or location.
- Users can set the maximum age filters (in days) to limit the age of testimonials.
- Users can also set a minimum number of ratings and an optional maximum count filter.
Binary Fountain REST API Sandbox is Free
- Since RESTful APIs are generated via open-source tools, it is unlikely that Binary Fountain charges users for using its set of HTTP based REST services, which developers can create directly from a "swagger file using open source swagger codegen."
Binary Fountain Pricing
- There is no pricing information provided on Binary Fountain website. Reviews on Capterra and Software Suggest confirm that the platform has not published its pricing online.
We uncovered most of the details regarding the sandbox accounts for BirdEye and Binary Fountain on each website's developer or support page, or both. We also sourced for in-depth information on the types of API sandboxes these businesses use by exploring other tech websites such as Github and XMLdation, a smarter payments testing platform. For Binary Fountain, there was no pricing information included on its website. In addition, reviews of the platform on Capterra and Software Suggest showed that the company has not published its pricing information on its website. While no website confirmed whether they charge for their sandbox accounts, we examined the type of sandbox account each website uses and found out that they are based on open-source tooling, which according to Xmldation, is created directly using a "swagger file using open source swagger codegen." Therefore, we concluded that it is unlikely that BirdEye and Binary Fountain charge for their sandbox accounts. The information is included in the attached spreadsheet row 3 and 4, columns C to H.