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December 4, 2007



deviantART API?

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 4, 2007, 6:33 AM

...well, not quite yet.

But what would you guys like to see as part of it? What would you like to make with it if it were available?

[An API is a set of programming libraries that allows you to develop software, in your programming language, that utilizes the features of the site. For example, there might be functionality to post comments from within your program, or look up the number of favourites for a particular deviation.]

No promises, but please leave a comment if you have ideas in mind!

Thanks! :heart:

(Disclaimer: The views expressed in this journal are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect those of deviantART or my employers.)

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psyviant Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Next year at school I have to do a project. Probably it's going to be a windows phone app. I would love to develop a dA WP7 app. I'd start with notes and messages, then newest deviations, profiles, journal and so on.. Depends on the time I need to do all this.
Generally I think it's a pity there are no apps like that...
arunabhdas Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
Deviant could definitely benefit from an API or at the very least from an RSS feed. - Arunabh Das
dakoo Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
1. Upload via lightoom plugin, now build in Lightroom 3.0b Beta
2. Import photos from / to flickr account, description etc..
3. DA - > Wordpress,blogger. So that a post on wordpress can be published as Jornal at DA & vice versa.
4. Finally facebook Connect just like Twitter.
rafiki270 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
u can always use yahoo pipes to set your own api ... :)
Dreamplayer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Now I have simple PHP class for working with dA

benway666 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Hello, is the API still being worked on? I'm one of the beta testers for a program called DisplayFusion, that calls random wallpapers for one or multi-monitors. It currently ties in to api's for flickr and VladStudio. Deviant Art would be a natural!

If dionyziz is no longer connected, where can we get in contact with the developers?

Ubershinysheep Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Student Interface Designer
oh yes wow, a deviantART api would actually be awesoem. Adobe AIR app methinks ;)
drewt333 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see you no longer work directly with DA but this seems to be the only API thread. I could be wrong.
If you have any influence with DA's IT people how about just a simple gateway that could be used with ( [link] )
If this is already possible I'd like to hear how.
Johntron Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
The basics would be nice. A simple RESTful API with post/get functionality so we can submit and view content (art, replies, journal entries, etc) would be really useful. You'd clearly want some authentication and access control mechanism for privacy reasons and to protect the profits you get from premium accounts.

Personally, I'd create a Wordpress widget that presents my artwork in a lightbox. I'd also allow people to comment on my art directly from my blog.

Being able to post journal entries or poetry from their iPhone might be pretty useful also.
bkuberek Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
Think of it as "facebook connect". Get an api key, then you're able to build an application that will get and post to your deviantart account.
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