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  1. Email validation

    service to find and delete contacts/email addresses that are bad (undeliverable, spam traps, etc.) like a number of other services do.

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    • Show me key people and information when looking up a company in the Company API

      Show the key people associated with a company when using the Company API, like the CEO or CTO, and some contact information that is publicly available.

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      • Improve LinkedIn Match Rate

        Improve match rate to LinkedIn URLs.

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          completed  ·  James WilliamsonJames Williamson responded

          Thanks to everyone who contributed feedback and votes in our user forum about the LinkedIn match rate for our Person API We heard you – and we’ve been working on it.

          Last week we quietly introduced new search capabilities into the Person API. And the improvement to our LinkedIn match results has been phenomenal.

          We’ve seen a 200% or more increase over previous LinkedIn returns!

          So take a look at your recent matches – we’re sure you’ll see a marked improvement. If you’re not, please email us at pleasereply@fullcontact.com & let us know, or simply add a comment to this item in our Developer API user forum

          Thanks again for your continued feedback and support. We love to make our customers happy!

        • Ability to provide an external id with Card Reader API

          When submitting a transcription request it would be nice if we could optionally pass along an external identifier, one that we generate to be used in our system. Right now we need to capture the ID returned and link up the results using this ID. This works fine, but it would be easier for us to use IDs that better relate to our system, this would aide in the process of receiving results via web-hook as well as requesting results from the Card Reader API.

          The reason this even came about is that when we submit a request to the…

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          • Some of the response JSON examples are missing commas and closing '}' or ']'.

            On the response JSON examples for the person API (haven't checked the others) you are missing a couple commas and closing brackets. Run these through JSON validator to spot!

            Also, when posting an email address for the email URL parameter, does this need to be url encoded too?

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              Hello Allen,

              Thanks for reporting this. We’ll get it corrected in the documentation.

              All information in the API call URL needs to be URL-encoded.

            • Company API

              An API endpoint that will allow query by company domain to return information about a company, include items such as company name, the company websiite URL, the social profile accounts for the company (including the companys' LinkedIn profile, Twitter account, FB account, etc.), company icons, number of employees, location, sales volume, etc.

              For example api.fullcontact.com/v2/company.json?domain=ibm.com

              Please let us know what other information you feel would be valued for us to return. We invite you to take a very short survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FullContact_Company which will help us build the best Company API product possible! We appreciate your input and feedback!

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              • Allow passing of URL parameters in JSON Body for Card Reader API

                Passing an API Key and webhook URL as query parameters is insecure in that many iOS networking APIs tend to log the request URL if an error occurs. This blatantly exposes API keys as well as the web-hook URL which may also include authorization criteria. This is a big security concern.

                Please let us pass these parameters in the JSON body so that loggin of the URL is not a concern.

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                  5 comments  ·  Feature  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  completed  ·  James WilliamsonJames Williamson responded

                  Hello, Chris!

                  This feature is now live in all FullContact APIs.

                  If you wish to pass your API Key in the HTTP header rather than as a query parameter, you can no do so using the extension field called “X-FullContact-APIKey”

                  The API Key value can appear only once, in either the URL query parameter, or in the HTTP Header using the above convention. If a parameter appears in BOTH the query string and HTTP header, the endpoint call will be rejected as malformed and return a 422 response status

                • Syncing contacts onto a simple Excel Spreadsheet

                  Ability to sync contacts on a simple Excel spreadsheet

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                    completed  ·  James WilliamsonJames Williamson responded

                    Thanks for submitting a suggestion to the FullConntact Developer API forum.

                    We do offer an Excel Macro that allows you to run the Person API against a list of emails, Twitter handles, Facebook usernames, or phone numbers and have the results stored and analyzed in the same Excel spreadsheet.

                    You’ll need an API Key. You’ll find the Excel Macro template spreadsheet at: http://www.fullcontact.com/developer/docs/libraries/

                  • Help populate missing contact information for people - support business intelligence

                    E.g i only have a phone number or an email address or just a linkedin contact name. Wonder how it would be possible for FullContact to search through all the available directories where such contact information could be stored to locate additional contact information.

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                    • Webhook content type should be application/json

                      The webhook callback is currently using "application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=utf-8" as the content type. It should be more accurately using "application/json".

                      This is causing problems with our framework since it is intercepting the post body when it sees this content type and attempting to parse it as form URL encoded parameters (and not giving our JSON parser a chance to parse the post body).

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                        3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        completed  ·  James WilliamsonJames Williamson responded

                        Hi James,

                        Thanks very much for taking the time to point this out. You are correct. This is an oversight on our part and I’ve created a user story to have this behavior corrected.

                      • Sandbox Mode

                        It would be nice for the CardShark API if there were a sandbox mode so that we could run test requests without having to pay for them. The transcription result could be a known canned response posted to the Webhook URL so there is no real transcription going on.

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