[iRail] iRail API - Actionscript 3 wrapper
yeri at tiete.be
Sat Aug 7 08:24:30 UTC 2010
Bus should be optional. I dont have subscription so if i want to go from vilvoorde to etterbeek, a route with busses (de lijn and mivb) is not reaaly an option if there are direct trains as well.
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On 07 Aug 2010, at 01:12, Pieter Colpaert <pieter.colpaert at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I explained the concept of an API to someone and used the iRail API as
>> an example.
>> I build a wrapper to explain how things work, and tonight I worked
>> that example out to a full wrapper of Pieter's API.
>> (wrappers lower the the threshold for developers to use the API, I've
>> noticed this myself, especially in the Flash community, as an author
>> of a wrapper for Google's webservices, because there are a lot of
>> people with not much experience or not much time, and when offered a
>> wrapper, they're more eager to dig in).
>> The full source is (was) included as an attachment.
> Thanks, we will feature these wrappers on our website soon. Are you
> willing to keep it up to date?
>> On testing, I stumbled on something piculiar, one of the suggested
>> routes was a bus.
>> Feature or bug?
>> Further I have a few (API-)feature requests
>> * A way to find a station by an input, such as Google Suggest
>> with a few limited results, for auto-completion for example.
>> (indeed this can be done with the full list, but I was
>> suggesting this to avoid traffic to download the full list)
> You should only download the entire list once, or include it in the
> application. When stations are added however, you might want to update
> this list. That's why this API function exists.
>> * A stationslist ordered hierarchally, structered by zone (with
>> a zone I mean a set of stations in one city). -> drop that,
>> Pieter got a very good point
> Thanks ;-)
>> * Possibllity to pass on to the API if the given date & time is
>> arrival or departure time.
> Fixed and commited:
> should be on the http://dev.irail.be/api pretty soon now...
>> * ADDED: Possibllity to pass on the means of travel in the API,
>> (for example: trains only, trains and busses, ...) (I would
>> suggest to use an index, for example: -1 is all, 0 is only
> I don't like this idea. I think buses should be included if necessary
> (as is default). What do others think of this idea?
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