The Phish.net API is a system for using Phish.net data across the internet on other websites or in mobile apps. There are several dozen websites that use the Phish.net API, sites like Phishvids, where the data is all served up by the Phish.net setlists database. Today, I'm excited to announce some changes to the Phish.net API. Read on for the details.
Firstly, I'm pleased to announce the availability of a new API method, "pnet.shows.links.get." Now you can integrate LivePhish downloads, Phish.net Blog recaps, or even photos directly into your site or app.
More importantly, today I'm announcing the official retirement of the Phish.net API version 1.0. Version 2 of our API has been available for over a year, and soon, I'll begin a massive reworking of our API. Because the API is mission critical for several sites now, this rewrite will phase our support for API 1.0.
The official end of life for API 1 is this Friday, February 24, 2012. Why such a short window? It's our belief that very few people are still using this version of our API, and as such, they either do not intend to update or need a little push. Using the public methods will require only changing a single URL, and everything should work without any other changes.
With our growing Phish side projects catalog, our gold-standard setlists database, and our user system, there are plans to expand the API further in 2012. Stay tuned for updates!