Star Wars API

Got a drawer that updates automatically with available data categories. I think at first I’ll just display all available results from each category in an expandable list.

A filter is still enticing, as is more of a backbone for storing data. So far the idea is to pull each time since there isn’t a real need to store all the data, that’s what the API is for.

I did learn the ADT come with JSON parsing included. It’s an old version but most of the functionality is there and I didn’t need to (nor should I) roll my own; one of the major tenants of software dev is to use tools that are already around; no need to reinvent the wheel every time you build a car.

Exciting new API

The Star Wars API is out and it looks like a lot of fun. In my head this is what I want:

  • Opening activity with each type of query that loads in the drawer on each app open
  • Choose the type of search and a fragment opens to that type of search
  • Since we know the schema of each data type (planet, person, ship, etc) we can filter if desired, otherwise everything is returned
  • Can also search everything

Results are returned as JSON objects that can be expanded? Don’t know how I want to display that yet.

Mostly I want to play with a Star Wars API and new (to me) Android designs.