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MaxisDangerousYams


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At the time of this writing, the Spore Universe has over 60 million creations and almost 2.5 million creators.
The Spore API is a means of accessing this tremendous database through simple web services.

Our web services are cross-platform.
You could develop applications in any language and for any platform, be it something that runs in a web browser, a standalone app for a desktop or even something for a web-enabled phone!
All of those can access the data on Spore.com using the same API.

There's three main types of data to access:
1) Creation Data:
PNG thumbnails
XML file that contains all the information about the creation
The Spore game uses this XML file to reconstruct the creation
2) Creator Data:
creations, buddies, achievements etc. for any user
3) Common Game Data:
- achievement icons, pictures of various rigblocks etc

At Maxis, we develop and use this API internally to make applications for our website and beyond.
Now it is available to you: http://www.sporeapi.com

We are constantly improving and extending the Spore API.
Feel free to give us some feedback!

Happy app building,
SporeAPI Team
MechaGCell


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I realy don't know any of this because I'm New to this.
miller0771


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MechaGCell wrote: I realy don't know any of this because I'm New to this.


Just some feeds that let programmers access creation data faster.
Nedninja


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Thanks for this thread, MaxisYams.

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*gasp* *faints* *wakes up three hours later* This is, plain and simple, the coolest thing I have ever seen in my life! I am so glad I know python! I wonder what I should do first?

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Da_StrongWill


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No java or C++?

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

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BugSquash


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Da_StrongWill wrote:No java or C++?

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

You can access the Spore API with any language. You just have to download and parse the feeds. Just because they only give examples in a few languages doesn't mean those are the only ones you can use.

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Da_StrongWill


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O RLY?


Awesome thanks.

<All The Way Down RP (In Planning)><MyMiniCity><Please Visit My Dragons><I'm the second guy to get GA!!!>
Some Jewish Sage wrote: Life is like a bicycle ride. When it's hard, you're going up. When it's easy, you're going down. But when you decide to stay in the same place, you fall.
Eochaid1701 wrote:We are the Strongwill. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.
sporemasterblackbird wrote:It's actually part of a ritual that includes an elaborate dance and sitars meant to ward off sockpuppets and trolls.

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GoodaSquirrel


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I haev a new app..

still in beta stage...
Verados


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Hey guys! since there are multitudes upon multitudes of creators and creations, why have a branching off sporepedia? where you can immediately click and see newest creations based on creatures, vehicles, buildings, creators, and adventures?

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Verados wrote:Hey guys! since there are multitudes upon multitudes of creators and creations, why have a branching off sporepedia? where you can immediately click and see newest creations based on creatures, vehicles, buildings, creators, and adventures?


You can. There are filters that you can apply to any basic search type, such as Most Popular New Adventures or Newest Vehicles.
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Emotionist


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So Developer Corner is a place to share various people's interpretations of the Sporepedia.

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Pizzozza


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The "www.sporeapi.com" page was moved to http://www.spore.com/comm/developer. I don't know why.

 
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