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Title: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Jonathan Leger on September 15, 2010, 12:17:14 PM
The Best Spinner API is now available to all current customers of The Best Spinner to use, and no longer requires you to purchase quota to query the API.

How it works is simple:

1. You pass your TBS username/password into the API and get back a session identifier.

2. You pass the session identifier into the API for each call to either identifySynonyms or replaceEveryonesFavorites, along with the text you wish to perform the query on and some optional variables.

3. The API passes back the resulting spin-formatted text.

By default, accounts are limited to 250 queries to the API per day, where a query is any call to either the identifySynonyms or replaceEveryonesFavorites functions.  Calling the API to retrieve account information or to login is not counted against your daily maximum.

For full details on how to use the API, login here using your TBS username/password:

http://thebestspinner.com/?action=login

The full documentation of the API will be presented to you.

API Q & A

Q. My software is used by multiple users.  Do the each have to own a copy of The Best Spinner?

A. Yes.  You will need to pass the TBS credentials of your users through to the API if you wish to have each individual user subtract queries from their own TBS account's daily maximum.


Q. I need more than 250 queries per day for my account.  Is that possible?

A. If you have a valid need for a higher limit, please contact support via www.AskJonLeger.com with your required daily queries, the nature of the application and the reason for needing a higher limit. We reserve the right to deny any and all requests.

Q. Since my application's users will need to purchase TBS, can I get some kind of discount for them since they'll only need it for the API?

A. If you wish to try and get a discount for your current user base, please submit all details in a ticket at www.AskJonLeger.com, including the number of users currently using your software.  We reserve the right to deny any and all requests.
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: dspa72 on September 15, 2010, 12:46:45 PM
Great John
I'm going to work now and add it to my bloghatter.com (http://bloghatter.com) software

Thanks  ;)
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: grf on September 15, 2010, 01:20:42 PM
I built an ASP.NET application months ago and would love to use the spinner API in it but maybe 400 or more people may be using to create articles at any one time so I guess this won't work for me since there is a query limitation.

Jon, can you remove the query limitation by any chance?
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: cnielson on September 15, 2010, 02:20:40 PM
I am not a programmer and do use TBS.. Is there a simple way of my taking advantage of this API
feature....or is it not for me.
Charlie
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Jonathan Leger on September 15, 2010, 02:44:11 PM
I built an ASP.NET application months ago and would love to use the spinner API in it but maybe 400 or more people may be using to create articles at any one time so I guess this won't work for me since there is a query limitation.

Jon, can you remove the query limitation by any chance?

The limit is per account. Have your users buy tbs and use their own creds
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: cezare on September 15, 2010, 05:09:02 PM
Hello. I am not able to perform an HTTP post for the API is there a video for the non techies?

Best
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Jonathan Leger on September 15, 2010, 05:15:31 PM
I'm afraid not.  If you're not familiar with how to programatically perform an HTTP POST, then the API is probably not for you.  You can, of course, lookup how to do a POST in whatever programming language you're wanting to use.
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: zolt on September 15, 2010, 06:02:46 PM
I have read and re-read the instructions but still have no clue on what to do with the API or how to host http. Can someone give me detailed explanation of what to do?
Thanks.

Troy
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: eclark53 on September 15, 2010, 08:42:43 PM
I am in total agreement.  I have no clue what the API is or how I can make use of it.  But since this being offered with my current subscription, I feel that I should be able to use this. 

When we make the original purchase, nothing was said about updates that were only good for programmers only.  Therefore, I feel that an update should be offered which will benefit all subscribers.  I feel that I should be able to download and executable file which will update the software.

Thanks,
Estelle
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Jonathan Leger on September 15, 2010, 08:59:03 PM
The API is for software developers. If you don't know what it is or how to use it, then it wasn't designed for you. TBS has had numerous updates that benefit all users, as recently as two weeks ago when the new thesaurus was released. The API is not for the general user, nor should it be.
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: trafficmystic on September 16, 2010, 01:53:25 AM
The API is for software developers. If you don't know what it is or how to use it, then it wasn't designed for you. TBS has had numerous updates that benefit all users, as recently as two weeks ago when the new thesaurus was released. The API is not for the general user, nor should it be.

Hi Jonathan,

is there any way I can get the documentation for the api without being a subscriber?

I'm releasing a new piece of fixed price software (like senuke/evo) in october and would like to integrate the best spinner api into the software article spinner for best spinner subscribers.

please let me know.

regards

Steve
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: edynas on September 16, 2010, 02:24:14 AM
Thanks Jon,

I'll add this to WP Article Poster
I'll make sure it's only used on parts that are added by users themselfs as this plugin takes 2 custom text fields where I said before prepare it in TBS or do it by hand and now I'll make it a one click->all done.

Is there a way to add tokens that are not considered into replacing? Because in my case I want to send those 2 text fields as 1 request as they will not have more then 5000 words combined but need to have a sort of token where I can split the result up again.

Regards,
Edwin
 
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Jonathan Leger on September 16, 2010, 04:23:10 AM
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is there any way I can get the documentation for the api without being a subscriber?

No.  You need to be a subscriber.

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Is there a way to add tokens that are not considered into replacing?

I'm not sure I understand what you're asking.  If you need some kind of token in between the two text fields, sure you can do that.  Just make it something that isn't a word or phrase and TBS won't touch it.
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: edynas on September 16, 2010, 05:04:42 AM
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Is there a way to add tokens that are not considered into replacing?
I'm not sure I understand what you're asking.  If you need some kind of token in between the two text fields, sure you can do that.  Just make it something that isn't a word or phrase and TBS won't touch it.

:) That answers it perfectly.
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: HoneyJo on September 16, 2010, 09:34:45 AM
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The API is for software developers. If you don't know what it is or how to use it, then it wasn't designed for you. TBS has had numerous updates that benefit all users, as recently as two weeks ago when the new thesaurus was released. The API is not for the general user, nor should it be.

Thanks Jon,

I've been wasting time trying to figure out how to use it!! ::) ;)

HoneyJo
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Meg on September 16, 2010, 10:00:40 AM
Quote
The API is for software developers. If you don't know what it is or how to use it, then it wasn't designed for you. TBS has had numerous updates that benefit all users, as recently as two weeks ago when the new thesaurus was released. The API is not for the general user, nor should it be.

Thanks Jon,

I've been wasting time trying to figure out how to use it!! ::) ;)

HoneyJo

Ah - but I didn't even try!  ;D  :D
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: HoneyJo on September 16, 2010, 10:43:56 AM
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Thanks Jon, I've been wasting time trying to figure out how to use it!! Roll Eyes Wink HoneyJo
Quote
Ah - but I didn't even try!

Smarty Britches! :D

HJ
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: webnet on September 17, 2010, 12:42:55 AM
Heh, I have worked with web software for a while, and as soon as I read "API", I knew that it wasn't something that I wanted to deal with.

For those that don't know, this API is a way to link Jon's software into another piece of software to add the thesaurus function into other software.

For all those people moaning that it isn't for 'regular' users, just think that other developers will now be able to build software using the spinner capabilities, which will benefit all kinds of users.
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: HoneyJo on September 17, 2010, 06:13:00 AM
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For all those people moaning that it isn't for 'regular' users, just think that other developers will now be able to build software using the spinner capabilities, which will benefit all kinds of users.

Webnet,

I can't speak for Miss TBS :D,

But I was bragging not moaning!!

HoneyJo
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Dokemion on September 17, 2010, 07:34:00 PM
Haven't tried it either.

Oh HoneyJo no britches for me please  ;D




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Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: HoneyJo on September 17, 2010, 07:44:37 PM
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Haven't tried it either.
Oh HoneyJo no britches for me please  Grin

Dokemion,

Don't try them on if you don't want to wear them.. ;)

Smart man  ::) 'Admitted something! Unusual & Smart!'

HoneyJo
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: SteveD on September 22, 2010, 08:21:39 AM
Hey Jon,

Will you be extending the API at all? I'd like to be able to pass my spin formatted text to the api and get the post spin version back. I'm saving my articles in my management DB and I'd rather not re-invent the wheel by writing my own parser.

Thanks

Steve
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Jonathan Leger on September 22, 2010, 04:34:23 PM
That's not a bad idea Steve. Let me give it some thought.
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Jonathan Leger on September 22, 2010, 05:01:58 PM
Okay, done Steve.  There's now a "randomSpin" function that you can pass some spin-formatted text which will return a randomly spun version.

For the API call details login to the back-end at:

http://thebestspinner.com/?action=login
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Keen on October 04, 2010, 12:00:04 PM
Hello does the API support protected terms? Its pretty horrible when the primary keywords get spun =(
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: hallandnash on October 21, 2010, 03:19:02 PM
Hello does the API support protected terms? Its pretty horrible when the primary keywords get spun =(

Has this been thought about? It's a rather important feature, and really should be too much an issue getting it into the api.
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: SteveD on October 26, 2010, 10:08:05 AM
Thanks Jon!

Been a bit busy and just getting around to using the API. I'll let you know how i get on with the spinner  :)

Cheers!!
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: SteveD on October 26, 2010, 02:06:08 PM
Hi Jon,

well I got the calls coded and set up, then tried to spin an article. It doesn't work because of the 5000 character limit. In the API docs it says 5000 words so I thought I was OK. My average char length for a spinnable article is about 30k characters as I use 2 or 3 alternative paragraphs and then do word replacement. I can't even get most of my paragraphs inside this limit  :(

Any chance of expanding it? 5000 words would be good  :)

BTW the call works fine below the limit, I can spin my headings!

Cheers

Steve
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: skuser on November 04, 2010, 12:41:57 AM
Hi folks,
can anybody explain why the API doesn't return synonyms for each word even when it has them in database?
For example when using identifySynonyms method on your example sentence "Losing weight can be a difficult thing to do" you'll get synonyms for all the words/phrases except the word "difficult" despite there are tens of synonyms available in desktop version. The workaround would be to call second method replaceEveryonesFavorites which returns results also for word difficult and to combine the two outputs, but seems to me bit complicated...
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Meg on November 06, 2010, 08:38:06 AM
Hi folks,
can anybody explain why the API doesn't return synonyms for each word even when it has them in database?
For example when using identifySynonyms method on your example sentence "Losing weight can be a difficult thing to do" you'll get synonyms for all the words/phrases except the word "difficult" despite there are tens of synonyms available in desktop version. The workaround would be to call second method replaceEveryonesFavorites which returns results also for word difficult and to combine the two outputs, but seems to me bit complicated...


I am not using the API but - you wouldn't have the word "difficult" included in your protected terms tab?
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: skuser on November 10, 2010, 11:20:03 PM
No, I don't have and what I am talking about is exactly documented as an example on API page  ;). Also, when you enter "difficult" in desktop version and click identify synonyms you won't get that term underlined and also won't get automatic replacement for that word, you'll have to select synonyms for "difficult" manually.I will try to contact support about this issue.
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: skuser on December 06, 2010, 04:19:41 AM
Hi, I started to receive "Your account has reached the daily query limit" today. Does it mean quotas are active again??? In fact only reason I sent a bit more requests today is I have problem to send more than 1024 bytes of data using curl post...If anybody succeeded to post larger chunk to the server using php plz let me know how do you managed to do it...

Thanks
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Jonathan Leger on December 06, 2010, 05:17:32 AM
Hi, I started to receive "Your account has reached the daily query limit" today. Does it mean quotas are active again??? In fact only reason I sent a bit more requests today is I have problem to send more than 1024 bytes of data using curl post...If anybody succeeded to post larger chunk to the server using php plz let me know how do you managed to do it...

Thanks

Nothing has changed in terms of quota.  You don't have to BUY quota -- that's what that means -- but your account still has a maximum number of daily requests, and that's what you're bumping into.

If you show me the code you're using to post to the server I'll take a look.
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: skuser on December 07, 2010, 01:28:55 AM
Thanks for clarification Jon. As for code, I am using exactly your example api php code, but any string larger than ca 1500bytes seems to cause problems. It has probably something to do with Expect: 100-continue header which is sent by curl when sending larger than 1024bytes post string. Manually disabling the mentioned header using this workaround curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array('Expect:')); sometimes helps for strings up to 1800 bytes, however I never got response for anything larger than 2kb. It has probably something to do with how your server works with requests? Does it split them in chunks and then works on them?
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: ufcfan on December 08, 2010, 03:43:19 PM
Hello does the API support protected terms? Its pretty horrible when the primary keywords get spun =(

Any comment about this? It is a vital point since the keywords you ara targeting get spun and there is no way to avoid this

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It doesn't work because of the 5000 character limit.

Yeah, shouldn't this limit be words and not characters??
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Jonathan Leger on December 11, 2010, 10:41:47 PM
The limit has been raised to 5,000 words.
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Dirk on December 15, 2010, 03:24:16 AM
hey....
 The API is for software developers. If you don't know what it is or how to use it, then it wasn't designed for you. TBS has had numerous updates that benefit all users, as recently as two weeks ago when the new thesaurus was released. The API is not for the general user, nor should it be.
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: SteveD on December 31, 2010, 10:28:25 AM
Thanks for raising the limit Jon  :)
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: MagJoom on December 31, 2010, 11:52:08 AM
The Best Spinner API is now available to all current customers of The Best Spinner to use, and no longer requires you to purchase quota to query the API.

How it works is simple:

1. You pass your TBS username/password into the API and get back a session identifier.

2. You pass the session identifier into the API for each call to either identifySynonyms or replaceEveryonesFavorites, along with the text you wish to perform the query on and some optional variables.

3. The API passes back the resulting spin-formatted text.

By default, accounts are limited to 250 queries to the API per day, where a query is any call to either the identifySynonyms or replaceEveryonesFavorites functions.  Calling the API to retrieve account information or to login is not counted against your daily maximum.

For full details on how to use the API, login here using your TBS username/password:

[url]http://thebestspinner.com/?action=login[/url]

The full documentation of the API will be presented to you.

API Q & A

Q. My software is used by multiple users.  Do the each have to own a copy of The Best Spinner?

A. Yes.  You will need to pass the TBS credentials of your users through to the API if you wish to have each individual user subtract queries from their own TBS account's daily maximum.


Q. I need more than 250 queries per day for my account.  Is that possible?

A. If you have a valid need for a higher limit, please contact support via [url=http://www.AskJonLeger.com]www.AskJonLeger.com[/url] with your required daily queries, the nature of the application and the reason for needing a higher limit. We reserve the right to deny any and all requests.

Q. Since my application's users will need to purchase TBS, can I get some kind of discount for them since they'll only need it for the API?

A. If you wish to try and get a discount for your current user base, please submit all details in a ticket at [url=http://www.AskJonLeger.com]www.AskJonLeger.com[/url], including the number of users currently using your software.  We reserve the right to deny any and all requests.


I am using TBS API with WP robot to have the titles + body of the articles spun once before being published. TBS right now spining the body however, i dont know title doesnt get spun. Can you help how to activate the Title spining? Please help ?
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: lavmljl on January 03, 2011, 02:08:50 PM
Would like to know what is up with API. I purposely purchased TBS for use with WP Robot. Thought this would be easy just a plug in. After reading other posts I have to be a developer to use it correctly. Could or would anyone let me know how to incorporate TBS using wp robot or should I just ask for refund. Purchasing WP Robot said you can use TBS with with software
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Patrick on January 25, 2011, 08:29:59 AM
Hello,
Can you replace all phrase synonyms with the API?
Thanks,
Patrick
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: trafficmystic on April 01, 2011, 08:48:51 AM
do you have any c# examples.. I understand using the httprequest and post objects..

Do you have any example of basic passing in an unspun article and receiving a spun article back? and the calls used..
And also can you pass in an unspun article and receive back an article with spin syntax included?



Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: trafficmystic on April 01, 2011, 12:40:33 PM
no worries here.. i've worked the code out and it's running good..

a simple authenticate then identifySynms.. :)

Is there any way to protect keywords or phrases here though.. thats the only issue i have?
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Jonathan Leger on April 01, 2011, 05:44:45 PM
Not yet, but that's on my to-do list.
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: trafficmystic on April 04, 2011, 12:55:22 AM
Not yet, but that's on my to-do list.

Jonathan I've sent you a PM.. can you please respond..
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: avataru2 on April 20, 2011, 09:58:23 AM
Hey
Can you make the API documentation public? I really want to see what's offering before making the choice between TBS and SC
Thanks!
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: avataru2 on April 20, 2011, 10:07:08 AM
Nevermind, I found something
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Addy on April 30, 2011, 02:52:50 PM
+1 for protected keywords/phrases list, please!

And is it possible to add an option to exclude from synonymization the words starting from a capital letter, i.e. names, places, trade marks, etc.

Thank you very much in advance.
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Jonathan Leger on May 01, 2011, 10:36:26 AM
Okay guys, the API now has the ability to pass a comma-delimited list of protected words/phrases.

Everything else is the same, just pass a variable called "protectedterms" that contains your words/phrases, separated by commas.  e.g. ("diet,diets,modern diets").  The order of the terms doesn't matter, since the API will resort them anyway.

Jon
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Addy on May 01, 2011, 12:03:43 PM
Thanks a lot, Jonathan!

And is it possible to add an option to exclude from synonymization the words starting from a capital letter, i.e. names, places, trade marks, etc.
Please! It's often impossible to include all needed words for exclusion when, for example, news articles are synonymized. There can be names, places starting from capital letter, acronyms with all capitals, plus words in quotes and brackets...
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Jonathan Leger on May 01, 2011, 12:52:22 PM
Doing that would also prevent all words at the beginning of the sentences from being spun.
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Addy on May 01, 2011, 02:35:24 PM
Doing that would also prevent all words at the beginning of the sentences from being spun.

But it's possible to check if there is a point before this capital letter to avoid words at the beginning of the sentence, is it?
Acronyms, words in quotes and brackets don't depend on their place in the sentence.
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Addy on May 05, 2011, 05:25:23 AM
It would be really great if the new "Auto rewrite" functionality could be added to the API. Is it possible?
Thanks a lot in advance.
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Jonathan Leger on May 05, 2011, 05:33:28 AM
It's in there, just haven't announced it.
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Addy on May 05, 2011, 06:02:31 AM
Great! Thanks a lot :)
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: cs9 on May 09, 2011, 06:34:59 PM
 >:(  protectedterms doesn't work for api replaceEveryonesFavorites, please take a look at it.

Okay guys, the API now has the ability to pass a comma-delimited list of protected words/phrases.

Everything else is the same, just pass a variable called "protectedterms" that contains your words/phrases, separated by commas.  e.g. ("diet,diets,modern diets").  The order of the terms doesn't matter, since the API will resort them anyway.

Jon
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: spinup on May 20, 2011, 01:38:55 PM
Thanks for adding this, John.

Okay guys, the API now has the ability to pass a comma-delimited list of protected words/phrases.

Everything else is the same, just pass a variable called "protectedterms" that contains your words/phrases, separated by commas.  e.g. ("diet,diets,modern diets").  The order of the terms doesn't matter, since the API will resort them anyway.

Jon
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: taskman on May 22, 2011, 11:20:49 AM
Hi Jonathan,

Re: this statement

"By default, accounts are limited to 250 queries to the API per day, where a query is any call to either the identifySynonyms or replaceEveryonesFavorites functions.  Calling the API to retrieve account information or to login is not counted against your daily maximum."

I think I understand what you said, but to make sure I will ask this question.

If I am spinning 500 articles will I be limited to spinning only 250 articles per day? Or can I spin unlimited articles but cannot connect to your server via the API more than 250 times per day?

Please assist me in understanding more clearly.

Thanks.
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Addy on May 24, 2011, 02:34:53 PM
It's in there, just haven't announced it.

Is it the same as "rewriteText" action?

What is the difference between "rewriteText" and "randomSpin" results?

Thanks a lot in advance.
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: HoneyJo on May 24, 2011, 04:07:36 PM
Nice, Nice, Nice ;).

Just sitting on the porch swing, (that I got from Ted) :D swinging and waiting for beta!!

Talented family you've got Jon,

HoneyJo
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Meg on May 24, 2011, 11:29:54 PM
It's in there, just haven't announced it.

Is it the same as "rewriteText" action?

What is the difference between "rewriteText" and "randomSpin" results?

Thanks a lot in advance.

In TBS itself (can't say about the API, because I don't have it), "rewrite text" makes a permanent difference to a piece of text in your article. So if you wrote in your article "The roof is the last part of a house to be built", then the auto rewrite might change it to, "The rooftop may be the last a part of a home to become built." This changes your actual text in your document and works on the "Article" tab. A random spin works on the "Spun article" tab and gives you possible spins from the text you have spun on the "Article" tab. So if your spun text on the "Article" tab is {Mary|Jane|Peter} {had|stole} a {piece of cake|bun|little lamb}, then your random spin might be "Mary had a little lamb" or it might be "Jane stole a piece of cake", etc. All those possibilities remain there for creating future articles, they do not change your "Article" tab text in any way, they just show you a version of what you have created.
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Addy on May 25, 2011, 12:47:17 PM
Thanks a lot, Meg, but I wonder about the difference between "rewriteText" and "randomSpin" functions results in the API not in TBS itself because as far as I understand the result should be similar - auto rewritten article - but there could be differences in algorithm and quality of the results (perhaps)...
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Jonathan Leger on May 25, 2011, 12:59:21 PM
Thanks a lot, Meg, but I wonder about the difference between "rewriteText" and "randomSpin" functions results in the API not in TBS itself because as far as I understand the result should be similar - auto rewritten article - but there could be differences in algorithm and quality of the results (perhaps)...

They're entirely different.  rewriteText does the same thing as the Auto-Rewrite Text button does, randomSpin just generates a spun version of the spintax you pass to it (like clicking New Spin on the Spun Article tab).

Jon
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: shankshera on May 25, 2011, 09:23:59 PM
Hi Jon. API query limit is 250 a day. If I use my desktop application, is there any limit?
Thanks!
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Jonathan Leger on May 25, 2011, 09:24:38 PM
The desktop app has no limits, only the API.
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Addy on May 26, 2011, 06:53:34 AM
They're entirely different.  rewriteText does the same thing as the Auto-Rewrite Text button does, randomSpin just generates a spun version of the spintax you pass to it (like clicking New Spin on the Spun Article tab).

I thought that there are two ways to auto-rewrite text:

1 way: authenticate->replaceEveryonesFavorites->randomSpin = rewritten article
2 way: authenticate->rewriteText = rewritten article

Am I wrong?  If the result of these two sequences is new rewritten text - what is the difference in algo and quality of the outcome?
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: kwolniak on June 15, 2011, 05:55:22 AM
Hello,
how the words are counted in the API?

When I use PHP function "str_word_count" on my text I get 3249 words, but when I send this text to API I get an error: "Your document contains more than the maximum allowed 5,000 words and phrases."

I check my text in MS Word 2007 and I get 3281 words.

So... how the words are counted in the API?
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Hayko on October 28, 2011, 04:25:00 PM
Okay guys, the API now has the ability to pass a comma-delimited list of protected words/phrases.

Everything else is the same, just pass a variable called "protectedterms" that contains your words/phrases, separated by commas.  e.g. ("diet,diets,modern diets").  The order of the terms doesn't matter, since the API will resort them anyway.

Jon

I add # to my list but it's not work ):
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: RedTwig on July 14, 2012, 01:55:58 PM
Can I use API in 7 day trial? Also I try to login into my account but I was unable to do so, it say wrong username or pass, help please!
Title: Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
Post by: Meg on July 14, 2012, 02:17:02 PM
Can I use API in 7 day trial? Also I try to login into my account but I was unable to do so, it say wrong username or pass, help please!


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