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It's been 8 weeks, so... bump.
I had an idea of a positive way to use an API. It'd be cool to have a chrome plugin that allows you to constantly be in your group chatroom, get popup messages, and post on the fly to the chatroom.
One of a thousand ways us developers could use the API to enhance the chess.com experience.
working on new API now. should be done in a few months. will then investigate how much to make public...
Good deal, thanks!
Great - an API that makes it exceedingly easy to have Houdini play bullet for you...
keep us updated on the progress, please!
People already do this without the API, and they get caught. Withholding a feature because some might abuse it doesn't make a lot of sense and isn't really fair to the rest of the community.
Of course it makes sense. Playing bullet against Houdini is no fun. <aking that easy to do means every 15 year old in the world is going to get their thrills ripping the chess.com cmmunity for the 20 games it takes until they are banned. Weigh that against a gee whiz API that will be used for...uh...what exactly?
No, it really doesn't.
Should we also stop allowing people to have knives because they can be used to commit acts of violence?
Potential for abuse alone is not a case for something that is otherwise useful to be withheld or banned.
Of course it makes sense. Playing bullet against Houdini is no fun.
We have a really active group. It would be nice to extend the ability of the chatroom to read and write messages to from a browser plugin. Also a browser plugin to notify you of new vote chess moves. There really is a long list of things that could enhance with an API.
If I really wanted to spend the time, right now -- without a plugin, I could scrape the html of the live chat and get the positions of all the pieces on the board and feed that to houdini. Getting the positions would take about an hour to write... plugging it into houdini is the far harder part.
Since you really don't seem to understand the concept of APIs, please don't rain on our request. Thanks!
Alright! Very interested. Awaiting the publication of this API.
I'd also be interested in an api so that I can make an app for my windows phone.
would love to have this to make a win8 app!
any updates in chess.com public API?
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