The Meta API Story
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Once upon a time, on a spell not so far away...
The Magic Happen
We were a bunch of friends (Meta-API's founders), trying to organize one weekend trip. We spent almost the entire weekend to plan it: find the best accommodations (not too expensive and well located), book activities that satisfied everyone, plan where we gonna eat, etc.
Very frustrated by this experience, we start to imagine an app to help us organize our trip. An app that can consume data from website like AirBNB, Booking.com, Kayak, TripAdvisor and allow us to apply our own algorithm to fit our choices, without any influence or dark patterns from these platforms (I'm looking at you Booking).We start coding this app and aggregating data, focus on travel. We did it: we succeed to display, in one simple page, all the potential choices with price associated an even our own scoring, based on a ratio between price and time spent on site.
After our first release, we choose to go further and extend this experience to restaurants, movie theater, museum. We saw the almost infinite potential of connecting everything we want but with our own rules.Then we all know what happened in 2020 and the pandemic forces us to switch the main use of the platform and focus on B2B. We start improving connections between tools and businesses processes, like a Zapier but with the same liberty that engage us back in our weekend planning.
Now, we use the power and the abondance of APIs inside our daily tools to make these connections possible, easy to create and without losing our freedom to implement the algorithm we want to control our data.