INF-YTimetab is the INF-YT's rewrite of the University of Edinburgh's Timetab timetabling system.
It produces a standard iCal calendar file from a list of your courses, allowing you to import your lecture timetable into almost any Calendar application, including Google Calendar, Outlook, and most probably that slide phone you've had since '06.
Querying the Data
This application is just an interface to all the magic happening on the back-end, so getting timetables programmatically is pretty simple.
Just send a form-encoded POST request
/timetable endpoint, with the parameters as
course_codes-n=<course-code> for each course,
n starts at 0.
You should receive a raw calendar back, with the
content-type header set to
For example, using httpie:
>>> http --form POST http://timetab.inf-yt.org.uk/timetable course_codes-0='MATH08058' # should return something along the lines of: HTTP/1.1 200 OK Content-Length: # ... Content-Type: text/calendar # [...] BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130114T121000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130114T130000 RRULE:FREQ=WEEKLY;UNTIL=20130408T131000Z UID:MATH08058o12@infyt.raj DESCRIPTION: LOCATION:No Location Data Available SUMMARY:Calculus and its Applications TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT # [...] END:VCALENDAR >>> # and so on...
INF-YTimetab is one component in the INF-YT's ILWHack-winning project, illustrating the awesome crossovers and mashups that could occur if the University opened up its data sources.
So this is a bit better than an HTML table, non?