IanCutress Posted June 5, 2011 Share Posted June 5, 2011 (edited) Will an API be available sometime soon? It would help immensely in deciding what hardware a team should bench for the most profit. Such as api.php?hw=Core+i7+990X&team=BenchTec+UK&benchmark=spi1m Basically I'm asking if HWBot can open up parts of the database for direct query. This is similar to how EA opened up BF2/2142 databases so people could create their own team leaderboards or probe the data. I made one or two websites from that so that people in my teams could sort how good they were in terms of k/d, or dogtags et al - http://www.borandi.co.uk/BC2XS is one example. In terms of search, I think there are plenty of smart things we could do with the data. For example: I want to directly compare my results with XYZ. I want to see where his globals are, where his HW points are, for a direct comparison. I want to see the UK records for the particular cards I have. I want to see how many points I have in each benchmark for the 4870X2, and see what position how many marks I need to get at least 20 HW points. The list goes on. Possibilities for team comparisons more involved and more indepth than what HWBot currently does now is only limited by the number of ideas. If you could throw your weight behind my (long-term) request for an API, it would be awesome and I'd aim to create some neat little tools to help everyone out. Edited November 13, 2012 by borandi Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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