New post: Third-Party API for Gospel Content to Be Released in September

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New post: Third-Party API for Gospel Content to Be Released in September

Postby johnsonth » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:53 am

We published a new post about an upcoming API for third-party applications using Church content. See "Third-Party API for Gospel Content to Be Released in September" at http://bit.ly/olqe97 for details.

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Postby russellhltn » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:29 am

"Currently, some third-party developers are using backdoor methods to screen-scrape the Church’s copyrighted content. This will no longer be permitted."
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Postby johnsonth » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:38 pm

Did you have a question about that sentence? Was it worded too strongly? I'm not sure what a more formal or friendly term would be for screen-scraping.

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Postby russellhltn » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:40 pm

Sorry, I should have added some context. I simply pulled an interesting quote. I think it reasonable to think that a certain number of the "third-party developers" in question are here on this forum. I know there's been a few that have reformatted the scriptures into the format needed by their particular reader. I echoed it to let them know.
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Postby kennethjorgensen » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:33 am

johnsonth wrote:We published a new post about an upcoming API for third-party applications using Church content. See "Third-Party API for Gospel Content to Be Released in September" at http://bit.ly/olqe97 for details.


John,

Thats great news to see it finally here. I have one question:

Will it be a case of we are allowed to just pull, display and discard the info or will we be allowed to store the info we are pulling so it can be read in offline mode (just like the Gospel Library apps are doing)?

I hope the latter is the case.


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