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3:08 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.

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12:53 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?

Last edited by Sapphiresky at 1:09 pm, Oct 28 2013

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4:58 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.

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8:10 pm, Nov 4 2013
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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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7:36 am, Mar 12 2015
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So, any progress on this? It's already been ~1.5 years, pretty much enough time to write an API several times over.

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8:37 pm, Mar 17 2015
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I'm quite interested in this as well.

Currently, I'm doing plain HTML scraping, and it's not too efficient (or bug free).

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2:54 am, Oct 9 2015
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Bump.

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Saiko Scans
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5:51 am, Mar 20 2016
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Anything 'API' related yet? lol

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5:14 am, Apr 12 2016
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I think there may be a need for more developers. Looks like they're shorthanded.

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9:24 pm, Nov 14 2016
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Bump.

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4:23 am, Jan 27 2017
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5:21 pm, Mar 18 2017
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I'd really love for this be a thing but it seems like it may never happen at this rate. cry

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6:02 pm, Mar 18 2017
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You can add &output=json or &output=xml or &output=jsonp etc to the search and it will output in those formats ... will only give the first 50 pages though. That's been there for years.

Also doesn't do descriptions or anything at this time. Kinda started this project a while back and never got anywhere.

example: https://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?letter=A&outp ut=jsonp&page=5

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11:02 pm, Apr 19 2018
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bump

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6:08 pm, May 7 2018
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Does "output in those formats" are easier for the server ?

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