Please add Company Search to the LinkedIn API

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John Britton's picture
Joined: 2011-04-10
Apr 17, 2011
Please add Company Search to the LinkedIn API

There are many requests for company search on the LinkedIn forums that are more than a year old. As a developer using the LinkedIn API I want to request that the feature be added and have created this thread for developers and users to show their support of this feature request.I created http://whoworks.at which is a Google Chrome extension for viewing your LinkedIn connections who work at the site you're viewing. It's currently not possible to reliably determine the company id from a domain, and LinkedIn does not have a Company Search API.

Anthony Garritano's picture
Joined: 2011-04-17
Apr 17, 2011

This completely shocks me! I would expect that this would have been one of the first things to have built. I too vote request this to be implemented.

Manish Shah's picture
Joined: 2011-04-18
Apr 18, 2011

Yes, a company API would be much, much appreciated.

Frank Denbow's picture
Joined: 2011-04-19
Apr 19, 2011

Totally agree. This should be a part of the LinkedIn API.

Joined: 2011-02-13
Apr 19, 2011

+1 for Company API including the abillity to follow a company using the API.

Yan Tsirklin's picture
Joined: 2011-04-20
Apr 20, 2011

EOM

JT Mudge's picture
Joined: 2011-04-22
Apr 22, 2011

I agree as well. I cannot believe this is not in the API.

Adam Trachtenberg's picture
LinkedIn Employee
Joined: 2011-06-30
Apr 22, 2011

Consider this an official reply that your voices have been heard. It's definitely something we want to get out ASAP, but I can't/won't provide an ETA right now.

Robert Brodie's picture
Joined: 2011-04-04
Apr 23, 2011

LinkedIn, we know you want to implement it - so why not?

Andy Pattinson (ap.linkedin@gmail.com)'s picture
Joined: 2011-04-26
Apr 26, 2011

Please add this.

Kyle Clegg's picture
Joined: 2011-05-08
May 8, 2011

DO IT I WANT MY COMPANY TO SHOW UP!!!THANK YOU YOU'RE THE BEST.

Miroslava (Mira) Kireva's picture
Joined: 2011-05-09
May 9, 2011

I really like the idea of the Chrome extension John Britton has created and I believe his app will promote LinkedIn--add Company Search to the LinkedIn API. It will be for your own benefit.

Shaun Doughty's picture
Joined: 2011-05-09
May 9, 2011

in this day and age a company search should be included in the LinkedIn API

Ramsay MacFarlane's picture
Joined: 2011-05-09
May 9, 2011

i think this would be a great idea, count my vote in.

Arun Varma Thampan's picture
Joined: 2011-05-09
May 9, 2011

Yes this is a great idea :-)

Tobias C. Jensen's picture
Joined: 2011-03-01
May 9, 2011

I'm in on this as well! Need the ability to search companies via API.

Tobias C. Jensen's picture
Joined: 2011-03-01
May 9, 2011

I'm in on this as well! Need the ability to search companies via API.

Gareth K Thomas's picture
Joined: 2011-05-09
May 9, 2011

+1

Barry Graubart's picture
Joined: 2011-05-09
May 9, 2011

I agree that this is necessary. And while there's always a desire to control the UX by keeping access buried, if you open it up you will grow the ecosystem around LinkedIn. Please add.

Pronojit Saha's picture
Joined: 2011-05-09
May 9, 2011

+1 A definitive feature and a bad point not to provide it.

Paul Petty's picture
Joined: 2011-05-09
May 9, 2011

This seems like a gaping hole.But it also makes me curious.  This wasn't an oversight so what angle does linkedin have for keeping this out of the API??

Florin Muresan's picture
Joined: 2011-05-09
May 9, 2011

Yeah, we wanna see that. It would be legen... wait for it.. dary  !

Sourav Sipani's picture
Joined: 2011-05-09
May 9, 2011

+1 on this. Show some love to developers. Please add a company search API.

Mark Bigelow's picture
Joined: 2011-05-09
May 9, 2011

Awesome idea.  Please do!

Simon Davison's picture
Joined: 2011-05-09
May 9, 2011

This needs to happen ASAP.

Joined: 2011-05-09
May 9, 2011

+1

Joined: 2011-05-09
May 9, 2011

Agreed. The WhoWorks.at tool is a great example of only one application of such an API - one that the LinkedIn community would no doubt utilize to not only broaden their networks but localize their current connections.  Not only that but it would provide LinkedIn a tool(s) to compete with the arsenal of Facebook and Twitter plugins used for sharing, yet still be professionally oriented and stay true to the LinkedIn's niche.

Brady Jensen's picture
Joined: 2011-05-09
May 9, 2011

Please! The OP's plugin is awesome, except when it can't find the company. Put it in the API! Do it, do it Now!

Adam Trachtenberg's picture
LinkedIn Employee
Joined: 2011-06-30
May 9, 2011

Hello everyone --Thanks for your interest in the Company Search API. We've already opened up many parts of the LinkedIn platform to developers. We're actively looking into opening additional pieces, including Company Search and a number of other site features.Of course, that doesn't mean that we can provide a new API by 3:00 pm this afternoon or even tomorrow morning... Like all products, it takes time to figure out the correct design, code and test it, write up docs, and release it to the world.In the meantime, please stay around, check out our other APIs, and start coding!-adamPS: Lots of the toolbar experience comes from our Company Insider plugin. You may wish to include this on one of your pages, too.

Philippe Gauvin's picture
Joined: 2010-05-17
May 24, 2011

In the meantime can we use the /federatory?query=query-string&types=companies call ?

Akash Ramani's picture
Joined: 2011-05-10
May 10, 2011

Thats a great idea! Hope to see this working out pretty soon!

François BEROT's picture
Joined: 2011-05-10
May 10, 2011

I agree as well

Jaspal Sahota's picture
Joined: 2011-05-10
May 10, 2011

+1

Krista Bradford's picture
Joined: 2011-04-30
May 10, 2011

I support this request.  Thanks for starting this thread to enable people to show their support!KB

Alastair Cartwright's picture
Joined: 2011-05-10
May 10, 2011

+1

Fábio Bernardo's picture
Joined: 2011-05-10
May 10, 2011

+1

Colleen McCartney's picture
Joined: 2011-05-11
May 11, 2011

Yes, Please add this!!

Timothy Chan's picture
Joined: 2011-05-11
May 11, 2011

Do it, add the company search API to LinkedIn API, please.

Kevin McMurphy's picture
Joined: 2011-05-11
May 11, 2011

A very useful feature that would drive more business to your site. +1

Mike Davies's picture
Joined: 2011-05-12
May 12, 2011

Would love to see this too. Loving the whoworks.at extension

Michael Venables's picture
Joined: 2011-05-12
May 12, 2011

I agree.  Please add a company search to the LinkedIn API. 

Jory Barrad's picture
Joined: 2011-05-13
May 13, 2011

Count me in!  Please add it!  Please?

Aurangzeb Agha's picture
Joined: 2011-05-14
May 14, 2011

+1 - You'd think LinkedIn would already have this!

Stuart Newborn's picture
Joined: 2011-05-16
May 16, 2011

I agree, please add Company Search to the LinkedIn API.

Mark Hughes's picture
Joined: 2011-04-01
May 23, 2011

+1

Christian Rodriguez's picture
Joined: 2010-09-30
May 24, 2011

+1 in support of company search API!

Adam Trachtenberg's picture
LinkedIn Employee
Joined: 2011-06-30
May 26, 2011

We are happy to announce that we launched today a Company Search API (along with a number of other company features, such as following a company). Additionally, we launched similar functionality for Jobs and Jobs Search. We look forward to seeing all the fantastic applications you create using these APIs.

Joined: 2011-02-13
May 26, 2011

Thanks Adam, that's awesome news!

Gal Oppenheimer's picture
Joined: 2011-05-30
May 30, 2011

This would be really useful!

Rick Whitley's picture
Joined: 2011-07-16
Jul 16, 2011

Please add Company Search to the LinkedIn API
I would love to see linkedin stay progressive. That Google+ is building steam.....

Mike Dickinson's picture
Joined: 2011-08-10
Aug 10, 2011

Need it and want it!

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