This Week in devot:ee #30 - August 9, 2012
August 9, 2012
by Ryan Masuga
An update to our purchased items API, a return to bug fixes, and EECI tickets purchased for the entire devot:ee crew.
With Great APIs Come Great Responsibility
We provide a Purchased Items API to commercial developers so they can get their sales information and manipulate it on their end. We hope that if you're a commercial add-on developer that sells through devot:ee that this API has proven useful to you. Please keep in mind this data is not for public consumption, and should be treated with respect. We reserve the right to restrict or revoke any developer's API access at any time, for any reason. We don't want to ever have to do that - so please treat this information with care.
In order to tighten our belts a bit, we've removed some information from our Purchased Items API. This information, if you really needed it, would be accessible directly from the customer by contacting them. If you review the information that is available in the API, we think you'll find it a sufficient basis to perform reporting on your end. If you have questions or concerns, email Ryan.
We've purchased EECI conference tickets for the whole devot:ee crew (that would be @masuga, @jacobrussell, @benjaminkohl, and @adrienneleigh). EECI never fails to disappoint. We hope you can make it as well. We'd love to either see you again or meet you for the first time.
Recently Rolled Out
We've started diving back in to devot:ee after a couple months of heavy client work. As we mentioned last week, we hired Adrienne Travis to help ensure we keep a more even keel on the devot:ee work. She'll get up to speed and rolling later this month. For now, we're picking off longstanding bugs and other low hanging fruit.
We are going to start updating package names ourselves for the Devot:ee Monitor add-on. The number one complaint about the add-on is the number of missing add-ons, and that is only because those package names haven't been supplied in their respective devot:ee entries. We've asked devs a number of times to fill these out, but if you want something done right....and hey, what are we here for, anyway? Beefing up the Monitor will be important for our longer term strategy with it, as you'll see later this year.
This Week in Add-ons
Slow week. But hey, it's still summertime, right?
LK CC by Loren Klingman
This addon interfaces with the constant contact API to allow website visitors to sign up for your newsletters by entering their email address and selecting the lists that they wish to sign up for. It does not interface with current users in your EE memberbase.
Status Updates ($) by Yuri Salimovskiy (IntoEEtive)
Status Updates is the module for ExpressionEngine 2 that allows site users to post status messages in their profile. They can also crosspost them to their social network accounts.