Technical Topics

Technical topics are guest posts from developers in our community.

Mifos API - Powering Extensibility

The following is our first "Technical Topic", a regular series of guest posts from developers in our community exploring some of the projects they're working on. Lukasz Chudy serves up a closer look at REST APIs.

The latest version of Mifos brings the new, exciting functionality - REST API module. Why is it so interesting?

Integrated REST API module allows one to execute numerous Mifos transactions with independence from the application User Interface. It means that you can disburse loans or apply deposits to a particular account via a simple URL link without using Mifos web interface. This simplicity gives you variety of possibilities.

By making Mifos “talk nicely” and interact with other applications, the extensibility of Mifos goes far beyond just a web-based MIS to manage the loan portfolio.  These APIs are a big leap forward in enabling you the community to shape Mifos to meet your needs. You can for example create your own scripts for managing customers and accounts or develop fully functional mobile application. Let’s put some light on the key functionalities included in the REST Api module.

REST API module provides a large set of methods which are responsible for variety of operations in Mifos.

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Natalia Szprega

QA
Poland
I'm a QA Engineer working to improve the quality of Mifos.
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