What is the YellowAPI™?

YellowAPI™ is an application programming interface that allows you to stream top Canadian local search content into your mobile, web and other applications. Using YellowAPI™’s database of over 1.5 million business listings and rich content (such as videos, photos, ad thumbnails and much more), you can deliver the best Canadian local search content to your users.

Who can access the API?

Anybody who adheres to the Terms of Use can integrate YellowAPI™’s data into their application.

How can I get access to the API?

Registration is easy and takes less than 30 seconds. Simply register your user account and application to receive your very own Test and YellowAPI™ key to access our data.

What type of content is accessible through YellowAPI™?

YellowAPI™ provides data on over 1.5 million business listings in Canada. For more information, please visit the Overview section and read the Documentation.

Does YellowAPI™ only have Canadian data?

Yes. YellowAPI™ provides access to Canadian business data. There is no access to business data to any other countries with our APIs at this time.

How do I correctly attribute YellowAPI™?

You must attribute YellowAPI™ in your application according to the Brand Guidelines.

Are there circumstances which would terminate my access?

We may end your access to YellowAPI™ by disabling your API key if for example you violate the Terms of Use.

Where do I go for help?

Check out the Forum, Documentation and SDK. If you require any additional support you can contact us at developer@yellowapi.com.

Why do I get “Account Inactive” when making an API request?

The YellowAPI™ API keys have specific endpoint domains. Ensure you are using the right domain for the right keys.

  • Places Sandbox key: api.sandbox.yellowapi.com
  • Places Production key: api.yellowapi.com
  • Deals key: deals.yellowapi.com

How do I get my production key active?

Contact us at developer@yellowapi.com when your application is ready for review. There is no limit in number of production keys granted, but it must comply with our Branding Requirements and Terms of Use. In your e-mail, please ensure you provide the following:

  • Your sandbox API key
  • Estimated traffic
  • Description of your application, audience, and how YellowAPI™ is being integrated

Can I use the same production API key in multiple applications?

No. Each application needs to have its own key.

How can I make money?

You can get paid to display our listings by driving high quality traffic and/or by qualifying to integrate our inventory through the Yellow Ad Network in your application. For further inquiries, please contact developer@yellowapi.com.

What are the future plans for YellowAPI™?

In the future, YellowAPI™ plans to continuously add more data that will further enrich your applications such as people search, coupons, restaurant reviews and classifieds based on Yellow Media’s other properties. Stay tuned!