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lds.org study notebook api?

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:11 pm
by packrd
does the lds.org study notebook have an API we can use?

Re: lds.org study notebook api?

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:27 pm
by aebrown
No.

Re: lds.org study notebook api?

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:57 am
by harleypig
What an amazingly terse and succinct answer! :D

Are there any plans to make an api available? Having lost my notes and annotations once, I am now double entering them. First into my own notebook, then copying them into the relevant online study notebook. It's a royal pain.

Re: lds.org study notebook api?

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:39 am
by aebrown
harleypig wrote:What an amazingly terse and succinct answer! :D

Are there any plans to make an api available? Having lost my notes and annotations once, I am now double entering them. First into my own notebook, then copying them into the relevant online study notebook. It's a royal pain.

I don't know, and I doubt that anyone that knows will happen across this discussion.

But since such an API would involve LDS Account authentication, I would think it is highly unlikely that such an API would be released to the public in any way. Previous inquiries along those lines have always received a response that LDS Account authentication is only for official Church applications, not for third-party applications.

Re: lds.org study notebook api?

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:49 am
by packrd
aebrown wrote:
harleypig wrote:What an amazingly terse and succinct answer! :D

Are there any plans to make an api available? Having lost my notes and annotations once, I am now double entering them. First into my own notebook, then copying them into the relevant online study notebook. It's a royal pain.

I don't know, and I doubt that anyone that knows will happen across this discussion.

But since such an API would involve LDS Account authentication, I would think it is highly unlikely that such an API would be released to the public in any way. Previous inquiries along those lines have always received a response that LDS Account authentication is only for official Church applications, not for third-party applications.


Familysearch uses LDS account logins and has 3rd party API's (3rd party's basically have to use oauth or its like to authenticate with their LDS account to use the API).

Re: lds.org study notebook api?

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:30 am
by eblood66
packrd wrote:
aebrown wrote:
harleypig wrote:What an amazingly terse and succinct answer! :D

Are there any plans to make an api available? Having lost my notes and annotations once, I am now double entering them. First into my own notebook, then copying them into the relevant online study notebook. It's a royal pain.

I don't know, and I doubt that anyone that knows will happen across this discussion.

But since such an API would involve LDS Account authentication, I would think it is highly unlikely that such an API would be released to the public in any way. Previous inquiries along those lines have always received a response that LDS Account authentication is only for official Church applications, not for third-party applications.


Familysearch uses LDS account logins and has 3rd party API's (3rd party's basically have to use oauth or its like to authenticate with their LDS account to use the API).

True but unless I"m mistaken any applications using those APIs must go through an approval process so even those API aren't generally available.

However, backup/transfer of notes is a valid concern. I expect some sort of export/import facility would be a more likely alternative. The best way to request an enhancement is by using the Feedback link on any lds.org page where it shows up.