Phaxio the First JSON-enabled Fax API

Garrett Wilkin, May 23rd, 2011

PhaxioAnd you thought that faxing was a thing of the past. At Phaxio, it’s service is so hop that it doesn’t even use XML. The JSON-only Phaxio API lets you send faxes for 7 cents per page and you can get a confirmation of each fax’s total cost through the API itself. Account level information is available as well. Detailed information about all faxes sent over a specific time period can also be retrieved from the API.

Phaxio is way too cool to mess around with XML.  Who’s doing that now anyway?  Technological elitism is a little funny when you’re revamping faxes, but hey, if you’re going to do some faxing, that doesn’t mean you have to be old fashioned. Of the 8 fax APIs in our directory, Phaxio is the only one to support JSON.

This RESTful API allows you to check the status of faxes that you’ve attempted to send so that you don’t have to wonder what’s happened.  With the level of detail available through the API, it seems that the developers behind this really want you to build a web app that interfaces with their service. Perhaps its simplicity and clear documentation will lead you to use it in your next fax related application.

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Phaxio the First JSON-enabled Fax API”

May 23rd, 2011
at 12:36 pm
Comment by: Adam

Hahaha, love this!

May 23rd, 2011
at 3:40 pm
Comment by: Moe

Greatest idea ever! Boy are you guys going to be millionaires, and quickly!!!

May 23rd, 2011
at 7:05 pm
Comment by: ray ban

I admire your articles. It contains valuable information. I want to thank you this greatidea! I love every bit of it. I have a bookmark you look at your new things.

January 6th, 2012
at 7:44 pm
Comment by: FaxLogic

Actually, the FaxLogic REST API also supports JSON.

Follow the PW team on Twitter

APIs, mashups and code. Because the world's your programmable oyster.

John Musser
Founder, ProgrammableWeb

Adam DuVander
Executive Editor, ProgrammableWeb. Author, Map Scripting 101. Lover, APIs.