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An Application Programming Interface (API) for people/developers to hook StoryGraph data into their own websites or build their own apps on top of our platform.

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professordaddy
Jun 13, 2022

Seconding this. Found my way here because a colleague used GR API to connect with our local library in the city so that he'd get know when items in his TRL were available there. Was thinking about doing my own for SG, but hopefully sometime in the future :fingers_crossed:

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feminist__scifi
Mar 18, 2022

Enabling book bloggers to hook-up to StoryGraph would be a separate feature and does not necessarily require an open API. Are their any associated costs per Ingram or other ISBN database pulls?

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feminist__scifi
Mar 18, 2022

Having watched first hand the challenge of Groupon rewriting their code to enable an API ...oof. Yes, there is a huge advantage to enabling devs to build off StoryGraph, but there's also a massive expense. It might be useful to talk with some people at Twilio who ran their developer side marketing (aka hackathons) or other experienced Developer Evangelists on the cost/benefit as well as to see if there's an option for outside help.

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rebeccap
Mar 12, 2022

This would be cool for book bloggers like me! I’d love to be able to display some of my profile automatically on my website.

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swimmingness
Feb 27, 2022

I would also love an API! I use Readwise to track my highlights, and I pull the highlights into my Obsidian daily note. I'd love to also pull in StoryGraph data to show my reading progress even if I didn't add any highlights.

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blackmetalblackheart
Feb 24, 2022

Just want to add my support of this idea. I would love to be able to build a series tracking app off of TSG shelved books and allow others to be able to use it. With an API, you get a cool community of developers making things that may never make it down the pipeline but are useful for all. With the small dev team for the actual site, it can go a long way in enhancing what TSG can do and be used for.

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tilduke
Jan 15, 2022

Just wanted to jump on and also say this would be so useful for various interoperability things. Specially I started thinking about this again for Calibre integration but could be very useful for integration with all sorts of social and book platforms.

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jansendotsh
Dec 31, 2021

Just to share a quick comment, I think an API could go a long way to enriching StoryGraph by bringing over folks who tinker and develop additional tools, apps, etc. With Goodreads winding down its API usage, it's a good time to strike while the iron's hot.

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grvhppr
Oct 15, 2021

Is there any sort of ETA for this implementation? I know that the team at The StoryGraph is working hard on many improvements across the board, and I'm very happy to see them come to fruition. However, I have a programming friend who's looking to convert from GoodReads to StoryGraph with his Discord bot for our book club. We all love TSG and cannot wait to sew in its use within the server on a more permanent level to what we already utilize with this platform.

Thanks again for all your hard work!

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Nadia
Oct 15, 2021

Hello! Thank you for this. There isn't an ETA. I write a little bit about that here: https://roadmap.thestorygraph.com/changelog/our-public-roadmap-is-live-.

I'm a team of one app/web developer at the moment and this isn't a priority, though we of course do want to cater to people who need it!

It would be awesome if some time next year some work was started on it, and having your feedback is helpful when thinking about priorities!

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anonionreads
Oct 9, 2021

Yes! This would be so helpful for app developers!

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aliceofbattenberg
Oct 6, 2021

This would be a game changer!

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gosh
May 22, 2021

I want a calibre plug-in so badly

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tilduke
Jan 15, 2022

This is why I started thinking about the API again. I used to use the Goodreads API all the time and had an extensive tag and shelf synchronisation.

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Nadia
Mar 14, 2021
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