Developers interested in using the Notion API can now join a waitlist to take it for a spin before it’s launched to the masses in Spring 2021 – or sooner.
Signing up for the Notion API Beta couldn’t be easier. Just head over to Notion’s website and follow the on-screen instructions to register your interest.
What is the Notion API?
The Notion API (Application Programming Interface) is a software intermediary that allows developers to integrate Notion with other tools.
This means we could see a Google Calendar and Notion Calendar hybrid, or better support for syncing tasks between Notion and Asana.
It’s important to keep in mind that APIs require experience programming. You need to be able to write the code for the tool you want to create.
“The API is only useful to developers,” explained one Reddit user. “The things developers build with the API is what will be exciting to most users.”
With this in mind, it probably isn’t worth signing up for the Notion API Beta if you don’t know what to do with it when you’re ushered through the door.
Of course, it won’t be long until automation tools like Zapier adopt the API and make it a functional input that the average user can take advantage of.
That’s what’s most important here – the tools the experienced developers will create. Once these are out in the wild, Notion will elevate to a whole new height.