Stats for JikanREST have stayed pretty much the same for Jikan in the past month, in the range of 2-3 million requests per week. I don’t think that’d be dying down anytime soon.
This is rather a minor update so I’ll keep to the point.
JikanPHP v2.0.0 Stable
After months of being stuck in RC, we’ve plowed through the field of bugs and finally released v2.0.0 Stable a few days back. Rejoice!
v2.1.0 Stable is nearly ready for release as well which features new constant updates, bug fixes, and User List Parsing.
JikanREST v3.1 Release
JikanREST runs on the dev-master branch rather than any published released so it’s always upto date with the recent additions to the parser.
I’ve added a few new features to the REST service.
1. Nullable Date Range Props
A terrible problem with MyAnimeList is that when it returns date ranges for Anime & Manga, it’s usually data submitted through the community users and sometimes doesn’t pass the validation checks as MAL Editors/Mods are going through them. This brings up very inconsistent Date formats. Which sometimes break the parser.
Therefore as per a discussion with contributors, we worked on and introduced Nullable Dates. Which look like this:
Quite convenient, if you ask me.
2. User Lists
A much awaited feature! There’s this internal MAL API which returns data in JSON. The problem being that it does not have CORS support and one would have to rather rely on a CORS Proxy which can bring down the response time. Thus, with a bit of standardization of the schema, I’m introducing User Lists to Jikan.
3. Season Archive
MAL has a season archive page where it lists a valid amount of Years and Seasons that it currently has in it’s database. This feature was complete when JikanREST 3.0 was released but not included. It has now been added to the REST service.
There’s still quite a lot of features that are included in the Roadmap and I wish to add. Unfortunately will be getting busy now due to IRL stuff, but try to will keep consistent updates to Jikan. PRs are much welcome!