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Pownce API 2.0, day 2

Monday, March 03, 2008 by Dave Winer.

I've made good progress wiring up the OPML Editor to Pownce, but I got stuck when it came to posting a media file.  Permalink to this paragraph

The docs don't say how to encode the data of the file. I guessed that it would be base64-encoded, but it didn't work. If anyone has gotten this working, or knows how to do the encoding, please post a note here. Thanks. Permalink to this paragraph

BTW, this is the file I was testing with. It's nowhere near the stated file size limit. Permalink to this paragraph

Update: FIle-sharing in Pownce, explained.  Permalink to this paragraph

A picture named hebrewHunk.jpgUpdate #2: It works. Here's a file that I uploaded, you have to be a logged on and a friend of mine to see it. The key was using a multipart/form-data POST. Highly recommend that the API docs be updated to say just that. It's enough of a clue so that an experienced developer will be able to get it to work with no extra help. Okay I'm happy about this now, I've got payloads working from both ends, under program control. Next thing I'm going to push up to the cloud is a campaign conference call MP3. Good news, we have a partner, a huge media company that decided to work with the bloggers. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

Update #3: Here are Pownce entries for today's Obama conference call and the Clinton call. You need to be signed into Pownce to listen in, and be a friend of mine. Just for this experiment. We'll have other ways to download conference calls soon (for example, an RSS 2.0 feed with enclosures). Permalink to this paragraph


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