API only half working


#1

Hey guys,

I’m familiar with using the API and that it has a 100 query/hour limit. However half of my apps stopped working. They simply refuse to update! Here is a list and their status:

TokeiTokei Pebble Watchface  :  works
Geektool - doesn’t work  :  fields are blank
WaniKani Notifier Chrome Extensiondoesn’t work   :  stuck on “118” for days
WK wallpaper JS Generator - works (seemingly)
WK screensaver works (seemingly)
It’s odd that things are selectively working. The API key hasn’t been changed. The limit isn’t hit because I can query it now as well as update the things that do seem to work. What is going on?

#2

If you can query the API yourself and it works, then it’s not the API that is “half working” it’s the apps.


#3

It is simply weird that a bunch of apps (I guess only 2 that I know of, the other 2 are seemingly working) to just give up when others continue to work. The code on the apps haven’t changed or updated. So I wonder why?


#4

Curious. All is well for my apps so far. I hit pretty well every API call so I would probably notice if they changed something in the API… no more API-related issues than normal for me(the occasional 503 but thats par for the course). Let me know if you get some insight on it


#5

I’d guess a Chrome update or local storage issue.  You could try clearing cache and local storage.
I don’t know anything about those two particular scripts, so no idea what else to suggest.


#6

Resurrection time!

I found the problem: cURL is not working on my mac! I followed the script in the GeekTool and launched each command one at a time. After playing around, I cant even get cURL to output under normal circumstances at all. No errors, simply no output. Normal output mode shows the download queue but it is always zero-ed out. Ideas?


#7

I had to uninstall the Notifier and install Notifier Redux. Someone had updated it I guess and that one works fine. 


#8

compile new curl and symlink to /usr/local/bin or something? not on os x but that’s what I would try