Code Chef API

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app
mobile
utilties

#1

@admin , @everyone : I wanted to develop some mobile app’s for code chef ( starting with Android ) and some utilities like maybe desktop arena , statistics collector . Is it possible for Code Chef to expose an API which I could use , or do I need to extract data out of the web pages served . In case I extract data out of the web pages then it will make development more difficult and also the app’s / utilities will stop working when Code Chef changes its web interface .


#2

I’m all for doing this, good luck to you.

Hopefully some admin sees this and responds to you in some way.

In the meantime, BUMP.


#3

Good idea, maintaining my extension would be easier with such API. Maybe we can define what we need as first step :wink:


#4

Codechef API should be a priority feature for Codechef team as it can help Codechef benefit a lot more from community contribution.


#5

Nice Idea. I maintain Spoj User Tool and I often need to go through the logs to keep things in check in situation of an UI change. Although SPOJ makes it easier by providing a signedlist for each user (Example), an API always encourages interesting applications.


#6

Even i want it. I thought about a summer project on codeforces, and I asked about it to Mike Mirzayanaov, but he never replied. Collecting/ Scrapping data from webpages was taking long time. So i had to drop it. If codechef releases its API’s then I can shift it to codechef.


#7

What you want to do as a summer project?

Collecting/ Scrapping data from webpages was taking long time.

I don’t think so, download data from CodeChef cannot be longer than 24 hours I guess.


#8

@betlista: Actually I wanted to make something(which I dont want to reveal now), which asked a choice from user and was dynamic. And it was to be updated during the contest itself.