Tuesday, 25 November 2008

api.bicingwatch.com already broken

For some reason bicing.com decided that it would a good idea to make it harder to get the current state of the stations. The "localizaciones" page is now on a SSL page and I think they use the session to make sure that it is someone browsing the page. A pity really. UPDATE: that was not so bad, just SSL and user agent check. I still think they should provide a proper API with some kind of user agreement, so that you don't use it to make money or poll it every couple of seconds.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

totally agree!
any development on this front? it would be nice to be able to query things about my account and usage.

cdamian said...

I don't provide the api any more, it was just too much work and not enough people used it.