Under review

An API to pull specific metadata

Scott (ScooterPSU) 4 months ago • updated 4 months ago 4

It would be super useful to be able to poll specific metadata via an API. For example currently I'm splitting the label field to get issue number, but it'd be great to just get the actual number.

Or page counts could be combined with the bookmark API to build a progress indicator.

Under review

Hi Scott,

I'm in the process of merging books and comics in Ubooquity. This has of course a lot of impacts on the database and the way the metadata is stored.

This merge will make it easier to provide full theming (HTML templates in addition to CSS) for Ubooquity.

The interesting point is that, under the hood, the themes will use maps of metadata.

So exposing them through an API should not be too complex.

 BUT I want to finish books/comics merge, theming and read/unread status (and release a version) before anything else.

So an metadata API will not be part of the next version, but feel free to remind me of your idea once the version is released (I might have forgotten it by then), as I find it quite interesting.

No problem, it's become that "what's the last bit of data I can't really access" sort of a thing. I'm excited to see what comes of the redesign, I'll be able to strip a lot of hacky js, so that'll be nice.

With the read/unread status, could we get access to a list of in-progress too? I could do fun stuff with that kind of data.

Same answer: probably not too hard to do, but remind me once I've managed to do the first part of the job. :)

Will do, good luck with the overhaul!