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    Working with API / data feeds

    Hello,

    I am still going through the Kevin Yank Javascript course on learnable, however at a rather casual pace. In order to keep me from getting stagnant I would like to get my hands dirty in a project.

    I would like to create a mobile website which will look at feeds from Transport for London in order to get live bus times - http://www.tfl.gov.uk/businessandpar...n/default.aspx which I can use on my iPhone. TFL already have a website but its not really suited for mobile devices.

    Because I am still a beginner I have no idea where to start. Can anyone give me some pointers?

    Is this too advanced for me at the moment?

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    Usually, you can use ajax/JSONP to call the information and parse it into your site template. Since this will be for mobile, you can use Phonegap to help get it into your iPhone.

    jQuery has an example using JSON/P and the Flickr API here:
    http://api.jquery.com/jQuery.getJSON/

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    Thank you very much. Funnily enough I was reading up on JSON today.

    I won't be creating an iPhone app just yet, just a website which is formatted for mobiles.

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    Just wanted to say thanks here. I'm pretty much in the same boat and came across this thread trying to answer my own question. I'm also checking out that Learnable Javascript lesson. I'm having a hard time learning the language because I can't ever see the bigger picture in most of the books/webcasts I've been looking at. Starting your own projects is definitely where it's at, although, unfortunately for me I don't even know where to begin. Javascript seems like the likely answer.


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