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APIs

Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2021 2:39 pm
by TommyCox
Hello,

I was wondering where to find information on church APIs, access, and usage.

I often find myself looking to do simple, but repetitive or time-consuming tasks.
I would like to automate these with scripts and programs, but finding ways to access the required data is often the largest hurdle.

Some Examples:
Cross-referencing hymns between languages. Name, number, and title lookup.
Downloading scriptures on low-end devices where Gospel Library does not run well.
Offline scripture lookup on embedded devices (no Gospel Library support) with intermittent or limited network access.

Any information would be appreciated.
Thank you.

Re: APIs

Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2021 6:18 pm
by lajackson
TommyCox wrote: I was wondering where to find information on church APIs, access, and usage.
Based on posts in other topics, it appears that the Church has chosen not to make API information available.

Re: APIs

Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2021 12:57 pm
by mevans
TommyCox wrote: Sat Nov 06, 2021 2:39 pm Cross-referencing hymns between languages. Name, number, and title lookup.
Downloading scriptures on low-end devices where Gospel Library does not run well.
Offline scripture lookup on embedded devices (no Gospel Library support) with intermittent or limited network access.
In the past, the church has licensed some of this content to commercial software developers, so I assume they still do so. If you're interested in such a project, start here:
https://permissions.churchofjesuschrist.org/

Note: I believe this is content licensing. As was mentioned previously, we do not believe the church does API licensing; however the people at the link above would probably be able to clarify that for you.

Re: APIs

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:28 pm
by sbradshaw
As mentioned above, the Church doesn't provide any public APIs. However, there may be alternatives for what you're trying to do.
TommyCox wrote: Sat Nov 06, 2021 2:39 pm Downloading scriptures on low-end devices where Gospel Library does not run well.
Offline scripture lookup on embedded devices (no Gospel Library support) with intermittent or limited network access.
I've used this public domain JSON of the English scriptures for a couple of projects:
https://bencrowder.net/scriptures-in-json/
TommyCox wrote: Sat Nov 06, 2021 2:39 pm Cross-referencing hymns between languages. Name, number, and title lookup.
If you do a search online, you may be able to find unofficial Church websites with cross-reference and other data about hymns in various languages. You might be able to request an export that would help you in your project.

Re: APIs

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:35 pm
by gumballwolf
sbradshaw wrote: Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:28 pm I've used this public domain JSON of the English scriptures for a couple of projects:
https://bencrowder.net/scriptures-in-json/
This is a cool resource, I've been looking for something like this.