Image search layer API - did you manage to offset results?

Image search layer API - did you manage to offset results?
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#1

Hi all!

So, I did the project with the Imgur API, as after a quick look, it seemed the Google and Bing APIs were too complicated to deal with.

However, I can’t find any offset parameter in the Imgur API. The way I understood it, the API would provide an offset parameter. I believe that’s the way it is with the Bing API.

IMHO, as a learner, I am not sure adding the offset feature to the API adds much value, but it is in the user stories, so…

My question is : did you use the Imgur API, and did you manage to sort out how to use the offset parameter ?

Thanks for the hints !


#2

I used Flickr and there is an offset.


#3

So, I understood correctly : the offset feature does come from the API. It’s not a function you add in your program.

(I’m not excited at the idea of redoing the whole thing using another image hosting website, just for this simple feature)


#4

But this is where the learning happens. I’m not excited about additional 2days I’ve spent so far adding the feature to my voting app to prevent a user from voting twice, but it’s part of the process. Ineothwr out the time in now to implement a feature that’s time consuming and learn the new mongo quieried I need, or I spend time getting stuck later when I have a similar query or task to implement.

I’m not saying you need to redo it, but with practice, using a new API will hardly take any time at all, but you need to see and interface with MAny bdifferent apis to make them seem easy.


#5

The imgur api uses ‘page’ and ‘perPage’ query strings that you can use when figuring out the ‘offset’ parameter.