“Let’s be clear. We all know that there is no CG API. If you claim to have ever seen one, you will be called a liar…”
This being said…
At this time, there are 3 tools around CG (at least, 3 that I know of ) :
CG stats : http://cgstats.magusgeek.com/
CG Puzzle Status : http://cgstats.crocoware.com/
Royale tool ™ : http://apps.rezonux.com/codingame/
At least for both of them, the API usage is far from optimal. They use only a few percentage of the big Json data information they could find from the web site. Providing improved API would be beneficial for both sides :
- the tools will be faster, more officient and easier to maintain
- the CG website won’t suffer to repeated requests extracting too much data from complex requests, where lighter ones would suffice.
What do you think ? Has codingame team some time to work on this subject ?
I can provide some ideas for basic API specs, and I’m pretty sure that people like Magus (for example) would be happy to help on this subject too…