Previously, we took a look at my plan to build an app to track state parks. The first step towards phase 1 of the plan is to have some solid data, so we need to build an API. Last year, we looked at building a JSON API using Google Sheets. I don’t see any reason …Continue reading "State Parks App: The API"
I have been wanting to work with some statistical data for a while now. Recently, I came across The COVID Tracking Project (a project of The Atlantic) and I figured that I would would look at what I could get out of the project’s APIs. The project has a lot of API endpoints but I …Continue reading "Playing with COVID-19 data"
You don’t necessarily need to write server-side code for everything. Sometime there is a much easier solution. Did you know that you can use Google Sheets as an API endpoint? Let’s take a look at a quick example. For a few years now, I have been archiving my tweets as Google Sheets documents. There is …Continue reading "Did you know that you can use Google Sheets as a JSON API?"
Ever since Apple bought and shut down Dark Sky, I have been struggling to figure out what to replace it with. I figured that this would be a good excuse to play with some weather APIs. I have done this once before but that was with Rivets and YQL (neither of which I can necessarily …Continue reading "Playing with the OpenWeather API: The basics"
In part one and part two of this series, we looked at how rivets handles data binding and then how to use rivets to show and hide elements on the page. In this post, things are going to get a little more interesting. We are going to cover how to consume JSON.Continue reading "Rivets 101: Working with JSON APIs"