It’s basketball season, and we’re in full March Madness mode here at kimono. As not-so-closeted-nerds, we like to dig into the data behind everything (plus, we’ll do basically anything to win the office pool). But, since there isn’t a fully open and well documented REST API for the March Madness Tournament, we decided to build one.
Our (un)official March Madness API includes:
- Historical data for each team
- RESTful JSON endpoints
- Detailed docs
- API explorer to easily run queries without writing any code
We can’t wait to see what you will build with the March Madness API! Use the data explorer to see which team has the most wins, which player had the highest field goal percentage, which team scored the most points in a single game, and anything else your heart desires.
We’re excited to announce two new features to help you scrape more data, faster.
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We’ve just rolled out a few changes that will make your experience with kimono (even) better – inspired by your feedback!
Powerful enhancements to crawling: We’ve simplified how you get data at scale with two new crawl strategies:
- URL generation lets you quickly create a list of URLs to crawl from a domain, based on a single source URL (e.g., different product pages on amazon).
- Pagination + crawling lets you crawl more deeply into a website, by paginating through each URL within your crawl list to get the complete set of data.
Redesigned API detail page: The new detail page takes you straight to the data retrieved by your API and enhances it with relevant meta data (e.g., source URL). Other tabs allow you to control your API settings, access other outputs (e.g., email alerts, WordPress, Google Sheets), see code samples for calling your API and comment in the discussion forum.
New help center: To help you get up and running quickly, we’ve launched a brand new help center. This is the comprehensive, searchable guide to all things kimono. In it you will find answers to every aspect of how to use kimono and anything else your heart desires.
We’ve also baked in a lot of other enhancements into this release. We hope you enjoy discovering them and please let us know how you like the new kimono!
It is always inspiring to see kimono APIs grace the pages of blogs, both personal and professional. With that in mind, we’ve made it easier for WordPress users to incorporate structured data into their posts without ever leaving WordPress.
We’ve seen you build impressive analyses with data from kimono. To make analyzing your data even easier, we’ve built an add-on that lets you import data from your kimono APIs directly into google spreadsheets.
We’re rolling out two new features to greatly expand the volume of data you can grab from the web – authenticated APIs and the kimono chrome extension.