[p2pu-dev] P2PU API
Pippa.Buchanan at gmail.com
Mon May 30 14:22:37 UTC 2011
I hadn't thought about visualisations - but yes, that would be cool and
incredibly useful for SoW when reporting back to our other stakeholders :-)
On 30 May 2011 16:05, Stian Håklev <shaklev at gmail.com> wrote:
> I could see two different use-cases for APIs (and I'd love to hear about
> others). One would be to give access to system statistics, and let people
> create cool data visualizations, etc faster than if they had to have all
> their code written in Python and included int he official platform. The
> other is if someone actually wanted to develop a stand-alone client for
> P2PU, for example for a mobile platform. I'm more interested in #1, and it
> seems more doable (we are a much less stable platform than Twitter in terms
> of functionality, and I don't immediately see the use of a stand-alone
> client, neither do I expect anyone to put tons of time into developing one).
> But I'd love to hear from others what uses you expect.
> On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 19:53, Pippa Buchanan <Pippa.Buchanan at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Can I add in an additional question for this - as I know it would provide
>> more clarity when explaining the benefits for me and other less actively
>> geeky community members. I'm only feeling 23.768% geek today :-)
>> How do we imagine the API being used?
>> *Er, am I right in assuming that an API would allow people to build tools
>> to pull and push data onto the system? So theoretically a tool might be
>> built to allow offline creation of course and group content such as tasks?
>> Or a wordpress plugin might be built using the API which would allow users
>> to submit a blog post as a response to a task?
>> Obviously, the great thing about APIs is that they really allow
>> interesting mashups to occur which we can't really predict - but it is
>> really helpful to know what types of things could obviously be developed
>> using this.
>> On 30 May 2011 09:05, Philipp Schmidt <phi.schmidt at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> A P2PU API has come up on various threads. It's an interesting idea. Can
>>> we get a little more concrete on the following points, so we can get
>>> feedback from community and board, as well as determine prioritization vs.
>>> other development needs?
>>> * What are the concrete benefits to P2PU? (drawbacks, risks?)
>>> * What is the effort needed to implement, support?
>>> - paid staff vs. volunteer contributions
>>> * What are the actual next steps to move this forward?
>>> Best - P
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