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Gliffy introduces the first online diagramming API

Gliffy, one of the best web-based diagramming tools, has released the first API for any such service.

This software-as-a-service just got a complete UI makeover, and that, in addition to this new move, will allow Gliffy to really lead the pack in this space.

The API is in public beta starting today. The developers who got access to the test run have already created some very useful extensions, such as a WordPress plugin that allows you to embed diagrams and a script that automatically backs up your Gliffy account to your local machine.

Other SaaS diagram makers include Lovely Charts and Draw Anywhere, but with these latest updates, Gliffy's real target is desktop software like Visio and OmniGraffle.

Gliffy has a respectable customer base and loyal following, but getting business users to ditch the desktop apps they know (even if they hate them) has been an uphill battle. With the API, the company hopes that the ability to extend and integrate the service with other platforms will be too attractive to pass up.

Date update on 2021-03-31. Date published on 2021-03-31. Category: Computer class Author: Oscar olg Fuente: blog-conocimientoadictivo