Chris Radcliff | 13 Feb 23:50 2008

Re: [DEVELOP] RE: Help to correect URL

Hi Rajesh,

You need to use api.eventful.com instead of just eventful.com. To access an RSS feed from the API, you pass the same parameters to the API method and add your application key:

http://api.eventful.com/rest/events/rss?app_key={your api key}&page_size=15&sort_order=Date&within=25&units=miles&display=Medium&q=&l=San%20Francisco&t=Today&c=

Let me know if you have any questions.

Cheers,
Chris Radcliff
Eventful, Inc.

On Feb 13, 2008, at 2:19 PM, Rajesh wrote:

Hi developer team,

I am using following String to get the response...I am getting redirected to scrapers page..Please let me know what is wrong in below URL..It is asking me to subsitute by correct url.

String urlStr ="http://eventful.com/rss/events?page_size=15&sort_order=Date&within=25&units=miles&display=Medium&q=&l=San%20Francisco&t=Today&c=";

Thanks in advance.
Rajesh


Chris Radcliff | 23 Feb 00:59 2008

using popularity to find better events

Hi developers,

I've gotten the same question often: How do I get the most interesting  
events from a list of thousands? Now the answer is as simple as  
setting a sort order: 'popularity' has arrived.

How does it work? The API search documentation[1] has the specifics,  
but the change is a simple one: instead of sorting by 'date' or  
'relevance', sort your event or venue search results by 'popularity'  
to get the most interesting events first.

This works particularly well when combined with a category and a  
location, as seen on our revamped events tab page[2]. You can preview  
the effect on any event or venue search on Eventful.com by changing  
the "Sort by" option in the sidebar. (Popularity is now the default,  
which tells you how much we like it.)

So what does "popularity" really mean? It's our own formula based on  
all the interactions people have events, venues, performers, and  
demands on Eventful.com, combined with our proprietary recommendation  
engine.  The idea has been in the works for a while (you may have  
heard of 'mojo'), but now we've refined it to the point where it's  
ready for prime time.

Please give it a try, and let me know if you have any questions.

[1] http://api.eventful.com/docs
[2] http://eventful.com/events

Cheers,
Chris Radcliff
Eventful Services & API
chris@...

Chad Johnson | 23 Feb 01:10 2008

Having Eventful import events from an XML file on my site

Hello,

I am wondering whether it is possible to create a feed for my web site, listing events associated with my site, and then have those events appear on Eventful.

Can anyone offer any insight or leads on how to do this?



Chad

Daniel Dinnie | 26 Feb 15:16 2008

Is there a test mode?

Hi all

 

I am new to eventful. I have just finished my “add event” script, and want to test it out. So is there a test mode? Where I can add events check that my code is working, but not keep on adding events to the eventful data base?

 

Does anyone have suggestion on how I can do this.

Any help is appreciated.

 

Thanks

Daniel

Chris Radcliff | 26 Feb 15:54 2008

Re: Is there a test mode?

Hi Daniel,

We don't have a specific test mode, but I recommend that you add events with the privacy set to 3 (searchable only by your user, viewable by any user). Once you're done testing, you're encouraged (but not required) to withdraw your events using the /events/withdraw method.

Thanks for using Eventful. Let me know if you have any questions.

Cheers,
Chris Radcliff
Eventful Services & API

On Feb 26, 2008, at 6:16 AM, Daniel Dinnie wrote:

Hi all

 

I am new to eventful. I have just finished my “add event” script, and want to test it out. So is there a test mode? Where I can add events check that my code is working, but not keep on adding events to the eventful data base?

 

Does anyone have suggestion on how I can do this.

Any help is appreciated.

 

Thanks

Daniel


Daniel Dinnie | 26 Feb 15:59 2008

RE: Is there a test mode?

Great and thanks for the help.

 

As a suggestion, could a test mode be implemented?

 

Thanks again

Cheers

Daniel

 

 

From: Chris Radcliff [mailto:chris-X1sySHyZztRWk0Htik3J/w@public.gmane.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 4:54 PM
To: Daniel Dinnie
Cc: api-developers-X1sySHyZztRWk0Htik3J/w@public.gmane.org
Subject: Re: [api-developers] Is there a test mode?

 

Hi Daniel,

 

We don't have a specific test mode, but I recommend that you add events with the privacy set to 3 (searchable only by your user, viewable by any user). Once you're done testing, you're encouraged (but not required) to withdraw your events using the /events/withdraw method.

 

Thanks for using Eventful. Let me know if you have any questions.

 

Cheers,

Chris Radcliff

Eventful Services & API

 

On Feb 26, 2008, at 6:16 AM, Daniel Dinnie wrote:



Hi all

 

I am new to eventful. I have just finished my “add event” script, and want to test it out. So is there a test mode? Where I can add events check that my code is working, but not keep on adding events to the eventful data base?

 

Does anyone have suggestion on how I can do this.

Any help is appreciated.

 

Thanks

Daniel

 

Chris Radcliff | 26 Feb 18:36 2008

Re: Is there a test mode?

A test mode is something we've thought about before, but Eventful has so many interconnected systems, partners, and data sets, it's difficult to provide a test environment that doesn't go quickly out of date. On the other hand, we don't mind a few (or even a few hundred) test events in the system; in a sea of millions of events ranked by popularity and interest, they're hardly noticed. Besides, we trust you to clean up after yourself. ;)

Cheers,
~chris

On Feb 26, 2008, at 6:59 AM, Daniel Dinnie wrote:

Great and thanks for the help.

 

As a suggestion, could a test mode be implemented?

 

Thanks again

Cheers

Daniel

 

 

From: Chris Radcliff [mailto:chris-X1sySHyZztRWk0Htik3J/w@public.gmane.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 4:54 PM
To: Daniel Dinnie
Cc: api-developers-X1sySHyZztRWk0Htik3J/w@public.gmane.org
Subject: Re: [api-developers] Is there a test mode?

 

Hi Daniel,

 

We don't have a specific test mode, but I recommend that you add events with the privacy set to 3 (searchable only by your user, viewable by any user). Once you're done testing, you're encouraged (but not required) to withdraw your events using the /events/withdraw method.

 

Thanks for using Eventful. Let me know if you have any questions.

 

Cheers,

Chris Radcliff

Eventful Services & API

 

On Feb 26, 2008, at 6:16 AM, Daniel Dinnie wrote:



Hi all

 

I am new to eventful. I have just finished my “add event” script, and want to test it out. So is there a test mode? Where I can add events check that my code is working, but not keep on adding events to the eventful data base?

 

Does anyone have suggestion on how I can do this.

Any help is appreciated.

 

Thanks

Daniel

 



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