Freelancer.com launched Freelancer API where users can send tasks to freelancers, obtain the completed project or task, and pay those freelancers for their services. At it's core, it can be used to recruite talent, but digging deeper, the potential for software systems utilixing the API to solve software identified problems uncovers the true potential of Freelancer API.
"With the Freelancer API, software can now simply post a job and hire one, three or five hundred humans on your behalf; software can now literally assemble an army overnight to solve complex problems," Matt Barrie, Freelance.com CEO commented.
The Freelancer API has audacious expectations.
"Why hire people when you can just make an API call to the cloud?"
Continued seamless access to the freelancers through the API must be consistent if this dream is to become a reality. Freelancer.com has started with the right things in mind. A Proactive approach to comprehensive documentation, an effective computing strategy, sandbox testing environments, and interactive sources of help are all needed to make this API successful. Currently, the users can create a simple project, bid on that project, manage it, work on it, order a service, and message other users.
Furthermore, Freelancer launched Android and Python SDKs to help get started, comparing its API to Uber.
"Uber built the largest taxi company in the world without owning any cars. Could you build a bigger one without using any staff?"