Rapidshare has officially announced the availability of its API a few days ago. From the press release:

"This will enable private and professional developers to incorporate RapidShare technology quickly and easily into their tools and integrate upload functions in music and video software or games, for example."

The API is documented on the Rapidshare website, and developers can try out the features with a Perl script that allows them to upload files to the service.

Rapidshare has long had the image of a file sharing haven, but it has been trying to establish itself as a more reputable personal hosting provider in recent months. One of these steps has been the publication of a privacy policy last week.

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