When we created WallaBee, we were determined to not only create a great user experience but also a great developer experience. We wanted to show other app developers how a developer community is created. That's why we launched our REST-ful API at the same time as we launched our official app.
We've invested a lot of time into building a scalable API for all sorts of applications as well as producing first-rate API documentation to get you up and running as quickly as possible. In addition to providing endpoints to the key areas of the app, we have also opened up access to all of our imagery by providing the highest resolution artwork of our items, category icons, and set badges.
If you build an app with our API, we promise to help you not only with the implementation (via support on our forum, Twitter, or direct email), but also help you with the promotion afterwards. If you have a great app, let us know and we'll publish it on our website as well as helping to promote it through our blog and official Twitter account.
To get you started, here are a few ideas we kicked around the office that can be built with our APIs:
- Stickers - With our hi-res artwork, it's easy to implement with an API such as the one from MOO to create stickers. To make it extra fun, you could create a web app that automatically sends out a sticker book containing the items and set artwork whenever a user completes a set.
- Mixing Cheat Sheet - We publish the mixtures for our items so you could build up a recipe book to show users what items they need to complete a particular set.
These are just a few of the many ideas we've had and I'm sure these are just a starting point.
We want to help you make the best apps you can. If there is anything we can do to improve, just let us know.
CEO / CTO - WallaBee