Capture full page or viewport renders with custom image sizes. Request fresh, new images with a single API call if you need the latest render.
Request a screenshot, try different image sizes and API options, then get the code you need for your project.
PDF files are popular on the web. If you give us a URL that's a PDF document you'll get the render of that document just like it was a web page.
Billions of sites are categorized and updated on a regular basis. If your URL is not in the list, it will be visited, categorized, and included.
Lookup a hostname or IP address and get the categories for all the content we've seen hosted there.
Using an embedded device? Don't have an Internet connection? Use the downloadable category list instead of the API for offline lookups.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. You can request custom sizes if you are subscribed to a paid plan.
Absolutely, you can set custom placeholder images for errors that we encounter while rendering the site like 404 page not found. This feature is available for all paid plans and is on the account dashboard.
A fresh request is when we generate a brand new thumbnail either because it wasn't generated recently or because you had requested a more recent thumbnail image via the API.
If you have a paid plan we don't bill for image impressions as long as it isn't being abused. If for some reason there is an issue we will work with you.
Web sites change quickly, any previously requested thumbnail images are stored for 21 days. Any requests after 21 days would make a fresh request for that URL.
Yes, while the feature is in public preview we are allowing everyone to test it. While there is no end date set yet for the preview we wouldn't recommend using it in a critical production app. If you want to use it that way contact us and we can set you up with a different account.
We want to keep the pricing as simple as possible. The plans that we offer will cover both the use of the thumbnail service and/or URL category lookups. There will be pricing exemptions for non-commercial use and open source projects though. More details on that to come.
Yes, when the public preview ends we will be publishing a downloadable version of our URL category list which will be updated regularly. You can use both the list and API as needed.
If we don't have a category for the URL we'll dispatch one of our web shrinking robots to visit the site and categorize it for you. Once that happens the catgeory will be available in a future API response and included in the downloadable list. You can also try looking up the hostname or a higher path level of the URL to see if we have a category.
Sure, the Website Category API will be entering public preview after we fulfill our promises on Kickstarter. If you want earlier access to the API consider pledging to the project.
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