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BingHomepageAPI

This API provides information about Bing's current homepage image. Which includes image URL, copyright information and copyright link.

Accessing the API

The API is publically available on my content delivery network (cdn) and can be requested in 3 formats.

Link -- https://cdn.muzzammil.xyz/bing/bing.php

Syntax

Item Description
cdn.muzzammil.xyz/bing/bing.php?format=xml&cc=US API base link
cdn.muzzammil.xyz/bing/bing.php?format=xml&cc=US Requested format
cdn.muzzammil.xyz/bing/bing.php?format=xml&cc=US Country Code* for Bing Region
* - Two letter country codes only.

Supported formats

Format Content-type Example
JSON application/json https://cdn.muzzammil.xyz/bing/bing.php?format=json&cc=US
XML text/xml https://cdn.muzzammil.xyz/bing/bing.php?format=xml&cc=US
Plain Text text/plain https://cdn.muzzammil.xyz/bing/bing.php?format=text&cc=US

Returned Data

Structure

Data returned would have three objects in total, viz., url, copyright, and copyrightlink.

JSON

Below is the returned data from this link:

{
  "url":
    "https://bing.com/az/hprichbg/rb/CometMoth_EN-US9387578049_1920x1080.jpg",
  "copyright":
    "Comet moth in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar (© Robin Hoskyns/Minden Pictures)",
  "copyrightlink":
    "http://www.bing.com/search?q=comet+moth&form=hpcapt&filters=HpDate:%2220180721_0700%22"
}

XML

Below is the returned data from this link:

<image>
	<url>
		https://bing.com/az/hprichbg/rb/CometMoth_EN-US9387578049_1920x1080.jpg
	</url>
	<copyright>
		Comet moth in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar (© Robin Hoskyns/Minden Pictures)
	</copyright>
	<copyrightlink>
		http://www.bing.com/search?q=comet+moth&form=hpcapt&filters=HpDate:%2220180721_0700%22
	</copyrightlink>
</image>

Plain Text

Object description and data are seperated by a greater-than sign. On the left hand side of > there is description and on the right hand side, it's the data from API. You can use your native Split function here to do the job or think of a clever way do deal with this.

Below is the returned data from this link:

url>https://bing.com/az/hprichbg/rb/CometMoth_EN-US9387578049_1920x1080.jpg
copyright>Comet moth in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar (© Robin Hoskyns/Minden Pictures)
copyrightlink>http://www.bing.com/search?q=comet+moth&form=hpcapt&filters=HpDate:%2220180721_0700%22

Available libraries

Language Link
GoLang https://binghomepage.github.io/BingHomepage.Go/
C# https://binghomepage.github.io/BingHomepage.CSharp/
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