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Benefits of GraphQL

GraphQL is a modern way to request data from APIs. An alternative to REST implementations, it was developed to minimize the amount of data transferred and increase software engineer productivity. It was originally an internal tool within Facebook, but has been open source since 2015. GraphQL has since gained an amazing amount of traction, and is in active use by companies spanning all sizes and industries.

A REST API returns all fields and data it was set up to deliver, even if you are not using them. GraphQL allows you to craft your own queries and returns the exact fields you specify. By specifying the exact fields you need, network traffic and unnecessary processing is reduced. More exact queries also increase clarity for your engineering staff. Unlike REST APIs where there are many endpoints or routes, there is only one endpoint for GraphQL. You can also combine multiple GraphQL queries in one request.

Business Solutions

Meetup delivers the resources you need to build a thriving community. The GraphQL API adds additional functionality by enabling customers to tailor community management to specific needs.

Here are some examples of how customers and partners are using the Meetup API:

  • Deliver real-time performance statistics through a custom dashboard (eg highlighting most active groups, or events with low RSVP rates)
  • Drive RSVPs and group joins by showcasing upcoming events and local groups on public (non-Meetup) pages
  • Schedule events and manage groups using existing CRM tools

Get API access and more with Meetup Pro

In addition to all of the feature you already have with a standard plan, pro gives you

API access

Platform to manage a network of groups

Access to attendee emails

Advanced network analytics

Custom attendance forms

SEO-friendly branded network page

API Terms Of Service

Meetup offers an application programming interface. These Meetup API License Terms govern the use of the Meetup API, and are in addition to the Meetup Terms of Service. Except as explicitly stated, the Meetup Terms of Service apply in full to all users of the Meetup API. In particular and for the avoidance of doubt, any terms herein are governed by the indemnification, limitation of liability, and dispute resolution terms set forth in Sections 7, 8, and 9 of the Meetup Terms of Service. All capitalized terms not defined herein have the meanings given to them in the Meetup Terms of Service. See more in the full API license terms.