API console and PhotoHackDay II
Next weekend, 200 designers and developers will get together in Berlin to hack the future of photography. This will be the second PhotoHackDay we’ve organized this year. After hacking in a pool back in March, we’re looking forward to hacking in a shipping container this time around!
Right before the first PhotoHackDay, we opened read-only access to 3rd party developers. Some of them build some cool hacks with our API, and many gave us feedback that fed back into tweaks and new features.
In time for PHD II, we finally got around to writing a WADL description and making the various (read & write) endpoints available to test and play around with on an Apigee API console. Hop over there and take it for a drive. The console makes things much easier for us while developing our clients, and will definitely help you test out various API calls.
In conjunction with that, we updated our API documentation on Github again, and added all write endpoints as well. Write access is still only given on a case-by-case basis, so ping us if you’re interested and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
Setting up the console and updating the API also made it clear that V2 of the API is nearing the end of its lifecycle. A lot of the calls have way too many parameters and options, additionally, we’re working on a whole range of new search and filtering queries, so V3 is not that far away!
Up next: iOS and Java/Android SDKs… who knows, we might even have those ready by PhotoHackDay. Fingers crossed!
Our colleagues over on the mothership mentioned that we should maybe have some more photos in our posts. Fair enough.