We have two public environments: production (typically shortened to ‘prod’) and UAT (user acceptance testing, i.e. a test environment).
The prod environment must only be used for real-world users, and must not be used for testing.
The UAT environment may be used for testing. This environment does not affect real restaurants, for example if a user reserves a voucher on UAT, the restaurant will not be notified by email or charged for the voucher.
The environments are separated by host:
The data in the UAT environment may be replaced with a copy of the production database on an infrequent basis, for example to make sure the restaurants on UAT aren’t too different to prod.
API Swagger docs
Our API endpoints and models are documented with Swagger.
Our production Swagger page is at prod-api.citymunchapp.com/swagger-ui.html
The UAT (test environment) Swagger page is at uat-api.citymunchapp.com/swagger-ui.html
From there, you can view every endpoint, the request format and the response format.
For example, if you click on “Authentication” and then click
POST /authentication/login, you will
see that to login as a user, you would send a JSON request with the keys
and get a response with the keys
User: a person who has an involvement with CityMunch. Each user has a role, which describes what type of user they are. The role may be CONSUMER (a user who can search for offers and reserve vouchers) or MERCHANT (a user who works for a restaurant).
Restaurant: A food place, which could be a restaurant, cafe, deli, street van, or other type of establishment.
Offer: A percent-off-the-food-bill offering from a restaurant, for example “20% off at restaurant X between 1pm and 3pm” is an offer.
Offer occurrence: An offer on a specific day. For example if an offer repeats on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, then an occurrence would be 5 December 2016, as would 6 January 2017. An occurrence of an offer can have different details, e.g. a higher discount (for example if it starts raining on the occurrence date) or a lower discount (for example if the restaurant suddenly gets busy on the occurrence date).
Voucher: When a user has decided they want to take advantage of an offer, they reserve a voucher.
Gold bonus: Allows a user to boost their voucher discounts by an extra 5%. Branded within CityMunch as “MunchCoins”.
All requests must have an
Accept header, which indicates what version of the API
your client supports. See the changelog. The newest API
version is 19, so new clients should send the header
Partner developers must send an
Authorization header with the value
Authorization: Partner [API_KEY]. Your API key can be retrieved from your partner portal. If your
API key becomes compromised, you must notify us immediately so we can blacklist it.
Non-partner developers may simply call the API without identifying their client.
After a user has logged in via your client, you will be given a token that uniquely identifies the
user. Send the header
Authorization: User [TOKEN] with all requests after the user has logged in.
The API may respond with the header
X-CM-Logout: true which indicates the logged in user is no
longer logged in, which may happen if, for example, they deactivate their account.
For technical support, email email@example.com.