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Michael's comments from the Goodreads Developers group.

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Jan 09, 2012 04:34PM

8095 I'll respond over PM.
Jan 09, 2012 04:31PM

8095 Why do you badly need our data?
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Jan 09, 2012 11:46AM

8095 We're losing all of our amazon data in the couple weeks. I like that idea, we can see about working that in.
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Jan 04, 2012 02:54PM

8095 Currently i don't think we have a call for that.

Can you describe what the perfect api call would be?

What parameters would be passed in?
What data would be returned?

Just so we're clear, we're in the middle of like 3 giant messes right now, so it would likely be 2-3 months before we could add any calls.
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Jan 03, 2012 10:05AM

8095 We only store 10 'updates' right now.

We don't currently have and api for http://www.goodreads.com/recommendati...

But adding one would be pretty easy.

What are you trying to do?
Jan 02, 2012 02:19PM

8095 We really need to validate isbns better.
Jan 02, 2012 11:38AM

8095 Dav wrote: "I knew it. Ayn Rand is satan."

Jan 02, 2012 11:37AM

8095 This behavoir is intentional, some other apis may also take goodreads ids.

i don't think theres much overlap (our ids are only 8 digits so far), but in the future there might be a lot more overlap unless we do something about it.
8095 It's the only way.

The json response is a bit smaller, but we should have an option like that. Someday we'll build it.
Jan 02, 2012 10:45AM

8095 We don't really have that unfortuanately. All of our api routing i intermingled with out non api routing. The docs are really the best resource we have (thats what goodreads developers are referencing when we use the api).
Dec 29, 2011 02:45AM

8095 Not sure exactly what you mean. You want a sample response?
Dec 27, 2011 09:56AM

8095 I'll get someone to fix this promptly.
Dec 27, 2011 09:58AM

8095 Yikes! Those are the best API doc's we've got. Not sure why that first route isn't working!
8095 Ok, Just as a heads up, it's likely gonna be a few weeks before we can look into this issue a little more deeply.
8095 Google books also has a public api!
8095 It's not a common use case unfortunately. We'll work at improving, but perhaps you should check out Amazon's data api? That might fit your needs a bit better.

We've got a lot of data from amazon and barnes and noble that we're not allowed to reditribute. We're trying to source as much data directly from the publishers, but thats not a fast process.
8095 hmmmm..... sounds like a bug.
Dec 22, 2011 10:30AM

8095 Let me ask our andriod guy what he's using.
Dec 16, 2011 03:04PM

8095 That looked like safari! In safari when you request an xml document it often shows all the values and not the nodes. To see the real xml you can view source.

I'd recommend using wget/curl or something lower level for testing the api. I usually do that or just use firefox instead.
Dec 16, 2011 02:00PM

8095 That looks like the values only. What http client are you using?

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