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youtakun
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10:08 am, Oct 28 2013
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For a local manga library, I'd like to develop a search computer that goes beyond their own collection. I thought, with the future in mind, that I'd try the biggest database available.

Is there a public or private API to search for manga by keywords and obtain manga data fields like the Description, Latest Release, etc.?

It's a small library, so I don't expect more than 500~1000 queries per day, and don't mind it being throttled at that.

Sapphiresky
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7:53 pm, Oct 28 2013
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Sounds like you want to create a smaller version of the website you're currently on?

Well anyway, a standard database would do what you want. I'm not sure what exactly you're considering to be keywords, whether you'd explicitly make a list of keywords for each series, or you'd look through all the title, description fields etc for the search term, but all that could be done with standard SQL database and searched through using queries. There's no real need for any other APIs (other than the ones you'll need to build the interface).

If you really feel that's not enough, You could implement something like Google's Custom Search API, However that won't search directly through your database, I don't believe, but through the pages created for each series. I wouldn't think this would be necessary unless you found it easier to implement or use.

If I'm not answering your question well enough, could you tell me what you want your site/program to do that this site doesn't already do?

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Manick
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11:58 pm, Oct 28 2013
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We're working on an API as part of the site modernization tasks. Unfortunately, this is not available yet. We will make an announcement once we release it.

Klaster_1
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4:10 am, Nov 5 2013
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Quote from Manick
We're working on an API as part of the site modernization tasks.

This sounds rad! Will it provide all functionality available through the site? I'd like to implement lightweight SPA client for personal use, so proper API would come in handy.

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