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mimiwu
Aug 23, 2016 11:44 AM CST
Hi!

I am currently a student at General Assembly studying Web-Development.
We are currently working on our final project and I would love to use your website as a resource.
I am thinking about creating a web app that would utilize a user's location to aid the user to grow whatever they desire.
The web app would also serve as a social platform for users to share stories, advice, and thoughts on gardening.
Is it possible that you have an API or database for the information that is being passed through your website?
Please let me know if this is possible.
Thank you so much!


Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Aug 23, 2016 12:32 PM CST
Hmmm. Sounds like you want to develop a website like what we have here and want our resources. Good luck to you! I am only one of hundreds of stakeholders in this site who has contributed to its data base. And I am happy and faithful and will endeavor to protect our site in my limited capacity as stakeholder.
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Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Aug 23, 2016 12:44 PM CST
mimiwu said: ...
I am thinking about creating a web app that would utilize a user's location to aid the user to grow whatever they desire.
The web app would also serve as a social platform for users to share stories, advice, and thoughts on gardening.


I think you should ask the site's admin, @Dave. I would have guessed that the user info is confidential, and the API and database structure are proprietary, but I don't know.

Your school project sounds a lot like this website!


Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
Wet Tropical AHS Zone 12
Adeniums Tropicals Morning Glories Container Gardener Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
Dog Lover Cat Lover Bee Lover Vegetable Grower Butterflies Permaculture
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Rainbow
Aug 23, 2016 1:10 PM CST
mimiwu said:Is it possible that you have an API or database for the information that is being passed through your website?
Please let me know if this is possible.
Thank you so much!


I think I jumped the gun in my earlier response to the poster. *Blush*

Obviously we have an API and a database for the information that is being passed through our website. Dave created them! So it is possible to create/develop your own, mimiwu, and I wish you success in your school project. Angel

Edited to say: Did you'll notice I said "our website?" LOL Must have come from my stakeholder attitude.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 23, 2016 1:34 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I got your email and will respond there as well. The answer is short and sweet, though: at the moment we don't have an API for our database and I'm not sure if we'll ever do it.
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 23, 2016 2:12 PM CST
If your final assignment is website development, you should develop a website, not 'borrow' a website. An App is just a means of accessing an established website.

There is a lot of difference between looking at the code for a website to see what its all about because you think whoever designed it (in this case, Dave) did a great job and lifting the whole website and calling it your own work.

I don't think any of us are going to help you do that.

Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
Wet Tropical AHS Zone 12
Adeniums Tropicals Morning Glories Container Gardener Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
Dog Lover Cat Lover Bee Lover Vegetable Grower Butterflies Permaculture
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Rainbow
Aug 23, 2016 2:24 PM CST
dave said:I got your email and will respond there as well. The answer is short and sweet, though: at the moment we don't have an API for our database and I'm not sure if we'll ever do it.


Right, the API is what enables the website to function the way it has been doing. The data base, as in plant data base does not have an API. But boy, it would be so neat to have it. nodding It would be almost like fingerprint matching ...post a picture of a leaf or flower or tree, etc., to find out its identity, then all kinds of near matches could be found, narrowing down the search to a few possibles. nodding

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