The Fortellis Marketplace connects automotive dealers with specific needs to software developers who are able to build new solutions for the automotive industry. The net result is an ecosystem where developers can profit by helping implement integrated technology solutions for their businesses. Developers can find a steady stream of creatively stimulating, innovative projects to monetize by bringing their APIs and Apps to market.

It’s definitely a groundbreaking idea for both dealers and developers, and getting started couldn’t be easier. Here are a few simple steps you can take to go from “Wait, what is Fortellis?” to “Let’s do this!”

1. Get this show on the road.

First, you’ll want to create an account. You’ve done this before. Easy so far, right?

2. Explore the community.

Now that you’ve got an account, take some time to browse the site. Take a look at the existing APIs you can access on Fortellis, see what’s new in the marketplace and even engage with other developers in our developer forum. The automotive industry and the technology that drives it are constantly changing. Because our community is made up of people who regularly keep an ear to the ground, it’s a great place to see what’s happening now and plan for what will come next.

3.   Browse API spec guidelines/publishing rules.

So you love to code and solve problems, but maybe you’re new to automotive technology. No worries! We’ve got the guidelines, best practices, domain models, naming conventions and other resources you need to start innovating. Even if you can code in your sleep, they’re still worth checking out. Take a look here.

4.        Get ready to change an industry.

Our Getting Started as a Solution Developer page will show you how to best build and deliver your solutions. You shouldn’t have to write multiple integrations to multiple Dealer Management Systems or software solutions. The burden of integration shouldn’t fall on you. Let Fortellis handle it and move on to your next innovative idea.

After that, the sky's the limit. You’re now ready to CONNECT, COLLABORATE and INNOVATE. Get started at

Authored on Wed, 03/11/2020 - 13:58