Tuesday, March 25, 2008

LibraryThing API

Tim Spalding has released an API for LibraryThing.
I just released a Javascript/JSON API to LibraryThing core work data.

http://www.librarything.com/thingology/2008/03/first-cut-works-json-api.php

It's basically a riff on what Google did recently—a way to link to LibraryThing if we have a book, and not if we don't. It also includes copy and review counts, and the average rating. It takes ISBNs, LCCNs and OCLC numbers.

Next up will be a JSON API into member books, so members can design their own widgets and mash their library up with the contents of a page.

It's all very beta, and my ears are wide open.

1 comment:

Tim said...

I miss your old design. It was totally out of control, but also totally original :)