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Expert API

Who'd be interested in having an API to the EE website e.g. RESTful Web service to perform the actions that take too long when on the site?

I've thought about it somewhat and if EE isn't going to do it they should give us the tools to do it ourselves.  

We've all approach answering questions differently so please share your ideas and what you'd like to see and/or have available.

A couple to begin with:
Questions Monitored and other search based results that you can tweak to your liking
Easy access to and insertion of your pre-defined content such as scripts, links and "fiddles"

Some previous discussion here on a similar topic: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/Suggestions/Q_28463711.html
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Gary2014-11-18 01:13 PMID: 134492
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Rob2014-11-18 01:34 PMID: 134495
Agreed,  to the browser but having built a similar tool, server side seems to be better built to parse xml rather than json (e.g. php). I'm assuming server side to avoid jsonp requests
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Gary2014-11-18 01:42 PMID: 134497
How exactly are you planning on this been done?
I was envisaging a small program that runs in the taskbar and pops up alerts for questions etc so jsonp is not a requirement.
I'm not sure how the current notifications are done - either push or pull? - but I would expect the server to push data to all connected parties.
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Rob2014-11-18 01:46 PMID: 134501
No, you're right. This could quite easily be adapted into a desktop environment. The tool I was thinking of is web based to be accessible from mobile devices but you could write an EE app for that...
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Rob2014-11-18 01:49 PMID: 134502
As for a push service, I'm unsure of the implications and overhead that might create for the EE servers? How would that work?
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Gary2014-11-18 01:54 PMID: 134504
The way I've done it in the past is once you log in your IP is stored and when there is a new alert you push the data to the IP on whatever port you choose. This would be less work for the server as it's not having to service requests every 30 seconds for example.
I'm sure Scott could come up with a mobile app...based on the same logic in the code.

Do you know how it is currently done in the browser?
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