FantasyFootballNerd.com today announced the release of a free API (application programming interface) which is designed to allow third-party developers to integrate FantasyFootballNerd.com data directly into their own applications.
FantasyFootballNerd.com, a comparison fantasy football website, is the first metasearch engine for the estimated 18 million adults who participate in fantasy sports each year. Offering a comprehensive search engine that scours nearly 20 online fantasy football sites, FantasyFootballNerd.com provides cumulative rankings on more than 1,000 active NFL players. The search data is used within the PDA (Personal Draft Assistant) application which makes suggestions on draft picks.
"Opening up our search data so that anyone can use it however they want - is not only logical but central to our mission," said J. Joseph Dyken, creator behind the Nerd. "I'm very excited to see how the API is used. There are so many creative developers out there that I'm confident we'll see some genuine innovation."
As a fantasy football aggregator, FantasyFootballNerd.com's Draft Buddy search technology is designed to be easy to use for both the novice fan as well as the fantasy football guru, saving both groups time by making player comparisons easier than ever.
To help further make fantasy decisions easy, FantasyFootballNerd.com aggregates fantasy football news from other respected sources like Yahoo!, NFL.com, ESPN.com, FOX Sports, CBS, and more. In addition, the site allows users to create player watch lists to enhance the Sit/Start advice feature.