Update December 2010: if you are a developer who is interested in working with the Ravelry API, please see http://www.ravelry.com/groups/ravelry-api
We’ve been getting a lot interest in the Ravelry API lately.
We don’t have a release date for the API and we don’t know exactly what calls will be in the first release, but we are able to support a small number of early access / beta users while we work toward that release. We prefer to work with developers who have an immediate need – those that have a working application that is just missing Ravelry functionality and those who want to integrate Ravelry into an existing app.
The API is JSON over HTTP and should be easy to work with in every language. You will need access to an encryption library that supports AES encryption (such as openssl), which shouldn’t be a problem. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with answers to the following questions.
- What platform does your application run on?
- What is the nature of your application? (Provide a link to an existing app if you can)
- What API calls / Ravelry features will you need? Be as detailed as you can about what your app will need to do.
- (optional) What non-Ravelry data are you hoping to associate with Ravelry data? (if any, for example – you may want to attach row counters to projects)
The more details the better 🙂 We don’t be able to take a large number of people because I expect that there will be a lot of working together as we add missing features and work through questions or problems.