In this article, we will explore in depth the advantages of using this API to get all the information you need.
Do you have a project that needs to interact with the French population? Or are you a developer who wants to develop an application that covers all the features of French companies? In either case, an API can be very useful.
What Is An API?
Application Programming Interface, or API, is a group of processes and protocols that allow applications to communicate with each other. APIs are divided into categories based on the type of data they offer, but in general, all APIs provide access to external data and functions.
Or in other words, an API is a kind of link between two programs. When one of them offers a service or a function that the other does not have built- in its code, with the API you can use it. In general, APIs are used so that various programs can interconnect, so as not to duplicate all of their functionalities, allowing users to focus on what they need rather than on creating it themselves.
Imagine you want to create an application that displays the contact information of any French company. To do this you will need, among other things, to identify those companies and their email and telephone numbers. But how are you going to do it? There are a lot of websites available where you can find this information, but not only does it take time to go through them one by one; you also have to worry about how reliable the information is and how secure it is for your application.
What Is A French Siren?
The SIREN code is a tax identification number that uniquely identifies each legal or natural person registered in France who must pay taxes. It was created in 1987 by the IRS (Impôt sur les Revenus des Personnes Physiques) and is composed of 11 numbers and letters. The four first digits indicate the department or region; the next seven indicate the tax authority; and the last four indicate the person (dividing into three parts). The last four digits also represent the person in order by year.
In this way, if we have access to a tool such as an API that can help us extract this data from various French websites at once; we will be able to save a lot of
This API allows you to extract information on French companies including their contact information (emails, telephone numbers, websites, and social networks)
To make use of it, you must first:
1- Go to SIREN Codes Lookup – French Companies API and simply click on the button “Subscribe for free” to start using the API.
2- After signing up in Zyla API Hub, you’ll be given your personal API key. Using this one-of-a-kind combination of numbers and letters, you’ll be able to use, connect, and manage APIs!
3- Employ the different API endpoints depending on what you are looking for.
4- Once you meet your needed endpoint, make the API call by pressing the button “run” and see the results on your screen.