[p2pu-dev] Read only API discussion and potential study group

Jos Flores josmasflores at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 20:20:23 UTC 2012

Jessy, thanks for the feedback. I don't know the motivations behind
the API so it would be very useful for its design to know more about
the intended uses.

I can think of the following:
  - Creating mobile apps that display P2PU content, from courses to
users to activity.
  - Embedding P2PU information in other sites.
  - As a source of aggregated information not directly available in
the site, such as the metrics that Jessy mentions.

but all these are too high level, it would be good to identify more
concrete needs. Anyone wanting to develop an app or something similar
would like to participate?


On 23 February 2012 19:13, Jessy Kate Schingler <jessy at jessykate.com> wrote:
> do we have a sense of what people want to use the API for?
> IIRC there was a desire for participation metrics.
> i could imagine notifications being useful.
> i also could imagine a challenges API facilitating integration of challenges
> into more external content. so even just some badges which use a read-only
> API could let others embed stuff on their webpages...
> jessy
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 9:18 AM, Jos Flores <josmasflores at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi guys, been working a bit on the API and I would like to ask a few
>> things:
>> Please note that we are talking about a read only API for now.
>> First of all I would like to have the 'go-ahead' from the project
>> lead. Don't want to put time and effort on this if there is no chance
>> it will ever be used (I'd rather spend my time fixing bugs). I have
>> been playing around with tastypie but if you guys would rather use
>> some other tool please let me know. Zuzel, could you let me know what
>> you think?
>> Second would be to get feedback from API potential users; what
>> information would you guys want the API to expose?
>> Last would be to know if anyone else is interested in working away on
>> this with me. My time is limited and I'm a Django newbie, so any help
>> would be much appreciated. Do you guys think that creating a Study
>> Group for this could work? I'll be happy to organise it.
>> Look forward to hearing some feedback!
>> cheers,
>> José
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