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API for remote control/data

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:36 pm
by jmaurin
Hi.

Would be very usefull if we had an API to control and retrieve data from VRS.
I would love to create receivers dynamically on my VRS using this API (REST?)....this way I would be able to open receiver registration in my website, for example. Today, I have an database and page to request new receiver registration......than I manually create in VRS and update status in my database. I would love to make my system create this receiver on VRS automatically.

Also, would be very usefull if we can get specific receiver statistics using JSON (like AircraftList.json), but statistics for specific receiver. Today, we have on windows (on webadmin) to see all these data about one receiver......but not an json url or API to retrieve this data.

Re: API for remote control/data

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:50 pm
by agw
The aim with the move to making VRS an OWIN app and using Microsoft's Web API 2 is to make it easier to add APIs such as you're describing. Technically it is possible to use the API that the web admin plugin exposes to add receivers etc. but it's a bit twisted to use because it's driven by the need to fit in with the code that was used for the WinForms user interface.

So yes, short version is that it's on the list but I'm not sure whether it'll be a part of the first version three release.