Events on city pages. You can now see upcoming events on any of our city pages. It’ll display the next 10 events in that city and link to upcoming.org for the rest.
Call our web services with Upcoming’s IDs. You can now get city information from our web services by passing Upcoming’s metro_id instead of our id. We’re hoping that this’ll make it easier to combine web services if, say, someone wanted to create a site that matched goals up with events and plotted them on a google map along with all of the craigslist apartments that were available for rent. At least, they wouldn’t have to do an extra search on our site to match the cities together. This kind of stuff makes my brain spin, but it’s the future!
More info added to person requests. While we were mucking about with the web services, we also added a couple extra fields to the Person object (the XML that gets returned whenever a person or a list of people is requested). First, we added the Upcoming.org metro_id for those people who’ve let us know which city they live in. Second, we added the flickr_username for anyone that’s associated their flickr photos with their 43 Things account. Here’s my profile as an example. Again, we’re hoping that by consolidating some of the various information about a person on the web, that people will be able to do cool things more easily.
Finally, all of the person-related method calls now support requests where you pass us someone’s flickr_username instead of their 43 Things username. It would be fairly easy for someone that’s already getting information from flickr to send out one extra call and get that person’s goals, or their entries, or their teammates, or their tags.
This is where we see web services getting really interesting. When the web services start playing nicely with one another, you can begin to string them all together and build things that are greater than the sum of their parts. Let us know if you build anything with any of this and we’ll link to it from here.
For full documentation of our web services, go here.