Ok got it! Hopefully the API will be restored, even if it means paying for access. I did subscribe as a Premium customer over a year ago specifically because TRN offers a great platform, services and customer support. As a livestreamer I have no problem paying for API access and coding my app according to any guidelines you have including rate throttling, there’s thousands of livestreamers playing Fortnite and I wanna support your team as much as I can!
If I purchased the premium membership to tracker, would I be able to regain using these API’s? This was a really cool tool to use to track some stats my kids and I did with each other and a few friends. I was limiting my pulls to 500/day (I think). I’d be happy to pay a membership to regain access to this service. Please advise, thanks!
Thanks for the honest and quick response. I’d like to present some constructive criticism on this matter. By preventing people like me from using your API, you’re indirectly encouraging us to use more aggressive methods to capture this data which is ultimately less optimal for Tracker.gg.
Example: I could build a bot or script to go to the TRN website to grab players’ stats I wish to follow by looping through various HTML divs. It would probably hit about 10-20 pages an hour just to grab a few statistics. This ends up consuming far more of your bandwidth (i.e. 100x-10,000x more per pull) and creates other issues for both parties if you try to obfuscate your HTML code.
Using an API is a healthy middle ground for both parties, especially if tracker were to offer this service with a small fee. Again, I’d be happy to pay a couple of bucks a month to get a clean, supported, API endpoint with Fortnite gaming stats.
I realize this may not be you personal decision, but please forward this message to some stakeholders for review?
Again, thanks for the response, and hopefully this feedback proves useful.