Attention Dolphin Developer's; ShrinkTheWeb Integration Contest

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We are looking for a few good (Boonex Dolphin) developers to integrate ShrinkTheWeb in a more flexible and intuitive manner.

Please read more about it in the Boonex Note.

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hey,

is anyone working on this already?

best regards
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can i get a developer account for testing the advanced api?
free api is working already in my module Wink

thanks

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Hi Socialhams,

I have upgraded your account to PLUS/ALL PRO for DEV testing.

Best Regards,
Frank

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hey,

thank you so much ...

do you know how much devs are working on the contest?

greetings from austria
andy

ps: hail to the lizard king Wink

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okey, the advanced api is working too ... need some tweaking but its ok for now.

what is the goal of the contest? how deep should the integration go?
is it enought if the module retrieves the thumb or should it be more integrated in dolphin?
how should the interface between dolphin and the module be defined?

could you please specify what the module have to do exactly?

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Everything you need to know is in the Boonex note.

Click the following link:
http://www.boonex.com/n/attention-dolphin-developers-shrinktheweb-integra-2011-11-09

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ok, but there is no information about the integration depth of the function.
so is it ok to offer a function to developers for getting the thumb or should
it be integrated other way into dolphin? are the pro features a must have?

also, are there any other devs working on this already?

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Hi Socialhams,

Here is the relevant excerpt from the contest that answers your questions:

Eligibility / Judging Criteria:
In order to be considered and prize awarded, ALL of the following criteria must be met.

1. The code MUST meet with full approval from the Boonex developers. Here are their exact words: “If this module (or rather a modification to our Sites module) is to be included into Dolphin core package, it would have to comply with our code convention and must integrate with Dolphin correctly. Factors like speed and security would be very important.”

2. The code must support the new ShrinkTheWeb FREE method, read more here:
[Link removed b/c feature was deprecated]

3. The code must support both the embedded method and the Advanced API request method for “optional” caching of screenshots locally.***
https://shrinktheweb.com/uploads/STW_API_Documentation.pdf

4. The code must support all ShrinkTheWeb PRO Features, read more here:
https://shrinktheweb.com/uploads/PRO_Feature_Documentation.pdf

***Proper result checking of the XML response is required to ensure that error images are not cached locally, that limits are honored, and that error codes are properly logged so they are not retried. Please request the latest latest BETA sample code when you get to the point of integrating the "Advanced Method" API. It may be helpful, but you are free to rewrite the sample code, if you know a better way Wink

If you want to provide us with a separate function that any developer could use (ie not just the Boonex community) that would be appreciated and considered a bonus.

We have no way of knowing how many developers are working on this as it is not a requirement to contact us prior to submission.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Best Regards,
Frank

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integration done!
little tweaking is needed and the error handling need to be overhauled
but all functions are working without problems.

I have written a module which supports all features STW can offer.
There are some configuration settings accessable via the Dolphin Admin Panel.

It is possible to test the module within the modules homepage.

I have no way to show you an online demo because i dont want to
integrate it in my life site. What steps are next?

PS: please provide the latest BETA sample code for Advanced API Wink

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Next step is to submit your code/mod to the Boonex developers (post in the contest note) and have them test and confirm everything works as expected. Once confirmed, we will run our own tests and then report any errors, bugs, etc.

Take a look at the BETA sample code changes for the shrinktheweb function.

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