Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Dec 2012 22:03 UTC
Google A change to anything related to Google Search - the product so many of us rely on - is never going to go by unnotoced. This time around, Google has altered Image Search for US users to alter the way it handles that ever so important aspect of the web - adult content.
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RE[9]: About time
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 14th Dec 2012 10:42 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: About time"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

Will the next OS News have a published API? (REST or whatever?) I'd love to write a few apps for Android/iOS/WindowsPhone/Desktop OS to appify the content. I Spoke to Kroc and David about it, but the old site's API was too limiting for what I wanted to try to achieve.


The new site will be using Drupal (instead of our current custom CMS) - so I'm guessing that's going to be a lot easier. It'd be awesome to have applications for OSNews. Right now, Tess is working on moving everything over from the old CMS to Drupal (an arduous task, but lots of progress), and I believe she currently has a first very basic version running locally. In the meantime, I've been designing the new site's front-end, and finally settled on a definitive design these past few weeks.

No idea how long it's going to take from here on, but if you want to get (occasional) updates on progress, best to follow Tess and I on Twitter (@socketwench and @thomholwerda).

EDIT: god that sounded like a cheap trick to get followers. Sorry. It really isn't ;) .

Edited 2012-12-14 10:43 UTC

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RE[10]: About time
by henderson101 on Fri 14th Dec 2012 12:05 in reply to "RE[9]: About time"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Well, I'll say that I'm going to commit to at least creating an open sourced Actionscript 3 API wrapper and then I'll then throw together a simple Adobe Air app (as that'll run crossplatform on Android, Windows, Mac and Playbook and can be made to run on iOS with extra magic.) depending on time, I'd then use that as a basis to create something for WindowsPhone by making a .Net version of the API, probably a Windows client at the same time (as that's a no brainer) and then weigh up iOS and Objective-C. Moving from ActionScript to .Net has been made a lot easier since HaXe started their .Net target back end. That's probably the route I'd go. Actionscript to haXe to .Net (NB. Converting Actionscript code to haXe is reasonably straight forward as the language is more or less compatible with caveats, though I think it restricts the version of Flex one can use to 2.)

Basically, any open platform the client will be available, any closed platform the app will probably be available if I can be motivated enough to pay whatever the app store fees are for that platform.

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