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MateMonkey.com API v1

Base URL

The base URL for all requests is api/v1/, so for the main service http://matemonkey.com/api/v1/

Test API

For testing purposes, please don't use the main service. A test API is running on http://playground.matemonkey.com/api/v1 for you to test your apps/scripts.

Documents

This section will specify all documents produced by API requests. The whole MateMonkey API is JSON, expect all documents to be JSON, even error information!

Error

When using a valid API URL with invalid/wrong parameters an error document will give you valuable information what went wrong.

{
  "title": "String, Reason for the error",
  "messages":
            [
              "String, Describing what went wrong",
              "String, Describing what went wrong"
            ]
}

The HTTP Status Code needs to be extracted from the HTTP Header.

Product

A product has the following format:

{
  "name": "String, Name of the Product",
  "id": "Integer, Internal ID of the Product",
  "type": "String, Type of Product",
  "slug": "String, Short Name for the Product",
  "image": "String, URL to an image",
  "description": "String, a short text describing the product"
}

type can be any of ['soft-drink', 'alcoholic', 'supplies', 'leaves', 'food'] and specifies the general type of the product.

Please note: image and description are currently not served!

Address

Producers and Dealers both share the same format for addresses:

{
  "street": "String",
  "number": "String",
  "country": "String",
  "city": "String",
  "postal": "String",
  "lat": "Float, Latitude",
  "lon": "Float, Longitude",
  "web": "String, URL",
  "email": "String",
  "phone": "String"
}

Producer

{
  "name": "String, Company Name",
  "id": "Integer, Internal ID",
  "slug": "String, Short Name for the Producer",
  "image": "String, URL to an image",
  "description": "String, a short text describing the product",
  "address": "embedded Address document"
}

Please note: image and description are currently not served!

Dealer

{
  "name": "String, Name of the Dealer",
  "id": "Integer, Internal ID",
  "type": "String, Type of the dealer, see below",
  "note": "String, short note about the Dealer",
  "slug": "String, Short Name for the Dealer",
  "currency": "String, ISO 4217 Code",
  "created_at": "String, Timestamp in ISO 8601 format",
  "updated_at": "String, Timestamp in ISO 8601 format",
  "address": "embedded Address document"
}

currency is determined by lat/lon information of the dealer, that means a dealer located in Germany will automatically have currency: "EUR", a dealer in the USA currency: "USD".

type can be one of ['bar', 'club', 'retail', 'restaurant', 'other', 'hackerspace', 'community']

Stock Entry

{
  "status": "String, the status of that entry",
  "product": "embedded product",
  "price": "String",
  "quantity": "String",
  "special": "Boolean",
  "created_at": "String, Timestamp in ISO 8601 format",
}

price is in hundreds of the dealer's currency, for example a price of 150 means that the item costs 1.5 of the respective currency. If the price is unknown, the content will be '?'

quantity can be any of ['crate', 'piece', 'kg']

status can be any of ['discontinued', 'sold-out', 'low', 'full', 'unknown']

Products API products

URL /products
Request GET
Parameter None
URL-Parameter type (optional)
Result Type application/json
Result Status 200 if successful
Result Content All products with embedded producer information

type is optional and can be one of ['soft-drink', 'alcoholic', 'supplies', 'leaves', 'food']

Example

Request: /products

{
    "count": 2,
    "products": [
        {
            "name": "Club Mate 0.5l",
            "id": 1,
            "type": "soft-drink",
            "slug": "clubmate05",
            "producer": {
                "name": "Brauerei Loscher GmbH & Co. KG",
                "id": 1,
                "slug": "loscher",
                "address": {
                    "street": "Steigerwaldstrasse",
                    "number": "21-23",
                    "country": "Germany",
                    "city": "Münchsteinach",
                    "postal": "91481",
                    "lat": 49.64104,
                    "lon": 10.59215,
                    "web": "http://www.clubmate.de/",
                    "email": "info@club-mate.de",
                    "phone": "+49(0)9166607"
                }
            }
        },
        {
            "name": "Club Mate 0.33l",
            "id": 2,
            "type": "soft-drink",
            "slug": "clubmate033",
            "producer": {
                "name": "Brauerei Loscher GmbH & Co. KG",
                "id": 1,
                "slug": "loscher",
                "address": {
                    "street": "Steigerwaldstrasse",
                    "number": "21-23",
                    "country": "Germany",
                    "city": "Münchsteinach",
                    "postal": "91481",
                    "lat": 49.64104,
                    "lon": 10.59215,
                    "web": "http://www.clubmate.de/",
                    "email": "info@club-mate.de",
                    "phone": "+49(0)9166607"
                }
            }
        }
        ]
}

Producer API producers

URL /producers
Request GET
Parameter None
URL-Parameter None
Result Type application/json
Result Status 200 if successful
Result Content All producers with embedded address information

Example

{
    "count": 1,
    "producers": [
        {
            "name": "Brauerei Loscher GmbH & Co. KG",
            "id": 1,
            "slug": "loscher",
            "address": {
                "street": "Steigerwaldstrasse",
                "number": "21-23",
                "country": "Germany",
                "city": "Münchsteinach",
                "postal": "91481",
                "lat": 49.64104,
                "lon": 10.59215,
                "web": "http://www.clubmate.de/",
                "email": "info@club-mate.de",
                "phone": "+49(0)9166607"
            }
        }
    ]
}

Producer API producers/:id/products

URL /producers
Request GET
Parameter id ID of the Producer
URL-Parameter None
Result Type application/json
Result Status 200 if successful
Result Content All products produced by that producer

Example

{
    "count": 2,
    "products": [
        {
            "name": "Club Mate 0.5l",
            "id": 1,
            "type": "soft-drink",
            "slug": "clubmate05",
            "producer": {
                "name": "Brauerei Loscher GmbH & Co. KG",
                "id": 1,
                "slug": "loscher",
                "address": {
                    "street": "Steigerwaldstrasse",
                    "number": "21-23",
                    "country": "Germany",
                    "city": "Münchsteinach",
                    "postal": "91481",
                    "lat": 49.64104,
                    "lon": 10.59215,
                    "web": "http://www.clubmate.de/",
                    "email": "info@club-mate.de",
                    "phone": "+49(0)9166607"
                }
            }
        },
        {
            "name": "Club Mate 0.33l",
            "id": 2,
            "type": "soft-drink",
            "slug": "clubmate033",
            "producer": {
                "name": "Brauerei Loscher GmbH & Co. KG",
                "id": 1,
                "slug": "loscher",
                "address": {
                    "street": "Steigerwaldstrasse",
                    "number": "21-23",
                    "country": "Germany",
                    "city": "Münchsteinach",
                    "postal": "91481",
                    "lat": 49.64104,
                    "lon": 10.59215,
                    "web": "http://www.clubmate.de/",
                    "email": "info@club-mate.de",
                    "phone": "+49(0)9166607"
                }
            }
        }
    ]
}

Search API search

This is a simple search API. Currently only searches for Geo Locations such as cities.

URL /search
Request GET
Parameter None
URL-Parameter query
Result Type application/json
Result Status 200 if found or 404 for no results
Result Content Latitude and Longitude for the query term

query is a search term like "Berlin" or "Stuttgart"

Example

Request: search?query=München

{
    "type": "GeoLocation",
    "lat": 48.1372719,
    "lon": 11.5754815
}

Dealer API dealers/:id

URL /dealers/:id
Request GET
Parameter id, internal ID
URL-Parameter None
Result Type application/json
Result Status 200 if found or 404 for no results
Result Content Dealer document with embedded address document

Example

Request: dealers/3416

{
    "name": "Exampledealer",
    "id": 3416,
    "type": "retail",
    "slug": "exampledealer",
    "currency": "EUR",
    "created_at": "2015-05-25T15:47:59+00:00",
    "address": {
        "street": "Schleißheimerstraße",
        "number": "42",
        "country": "Germany",
        "city": "München",
        "postal": "80797",
        "lat": 48.15075035,
        "lon": 11.5601324434141
    }
}

Dealer API dealers

URL /dealers
Request POST
Parameter None
URL-Parameter None
Result Type application/json
Result Status 201 if successful
Result Content Dealer document with embedded address document

Provide a JSON document of dealer (see Dealer) and make sure that you provide an embedded Address document. These attributes can not be entered directly using the API: id, currency, created_at, updated_at, slug.

The Dealer document needs to have at least: name, type, address

The Address document needs to have at least:

(street, city, postal, country) OR (lat, lon)

Please note: If all values (address + lat/lon) are supplied, the lat/lon values take precedence.

Supplying only lat/lon can for example used in apps with a "Create a dealer at my location" button.

Example using a full address

Request: dealers

JSON Body:

{
    "name": "Exampledealer",
    "type": "retail",
    "address": {
        "street": "Schleißheimerstraße",
        "number": "42",
        "country": "Germany",
        "city": "München",
        "postal": "80797"
    }
}

Response:

Result Status: 201 Created

{
    "name": "Exampledealer",
    "id": 3416,
    "type": "retail",
    "slug": "exampledealer",
    "currency": "EUR",
    "created_at": "2015-05-25T15:47:59+00:00",
    "address": {
        "street": "Schleißheimerstraße",
        "number": "42",
        "country": "Germany",
        "city": "München",
        "postal": "80797",
        "lat": 48.15075035,
        "lon": 11.5601324434141
    }
}

Example using only lat & lon

Request: dealers

JSON Body:

{
    "name": "Example Club",
    "note": "Created only using lat/lon",
    "type": "club",
    "address": {
        "lat": 48.1402569,
        "lon": 11.5609371
    }
}

Response:

Result Status: 201 Created

{
  "name": "Example Club",
  "id": 3423,
  "type": "club",
  "note": "Created only using lat/lon",
  "slug": "example-club",
  "currency": "EUR",
  "created_at": "2015-11-10T21:56:42+00:00",
  "address": {
    "street": "Bahnhofplatz",
    "country": "Germany",
    "city": "Munich",
    "postal": "80335",
    "lat": 48.1402569,
    "lon": 11.5609371
  }
}
URL /dealers
Request GET
Parameter None
URL-Parameter bbox (optional)
type (optional)
product (optional)
Result Type application/json
Result Status 200 if successful
Result Content Dealers document with embedded address document

bbox is String describing a bounding box in the format Latitude_Bottom_Left,Longitude_Bottom_Left,Latitude_Top_Right,Longitude_Top_Right

Latitudes must be >= -90 and <= 90, Longitudes >= -180 and <= 180

type can be any combination of ['bar', 'club', 'retail', 'restaurant', 'other', 'hackerspace', 'community'] separated by commas, e.g. type=retail,club

product can be a combination of product IDs separated by commas, e.g. product=1,3,5

Please note: Requesting all dealers currently amounts to 1.3 MB, please try to use the bbox parameter to keep the requests as small as possible!

Example

Search all clubs in Munich that sell product 2 (Club Mate 0.33)

Request: dealers?bbox=47.858960625924794,11.21480941772461,48.38699007140056,11.880855560302734&product=2&type=club

{
    "count": 2,
    "dealers": [
        {
            "name": "Harry Klein",
            "id": 3415,
            "type": "club",
            "note": null,
            "slug": "harry-klein",
            "created_at": "2015-05-20T11:18:50+00:00",
            "updated_at": "2015-05-20T23:49:10+00:00",
            "address": {
                "street": "Sonnenstraße",
                "number": "8",
                "country": "Germany",
                "city": "München",
                "postal": "80331",
                "lat": 48.1375536,
                "lon": 11.5643507,
                "web": "http://harrykleinclub.de/",
                "email": "",
                "phone": ""
            },
            "currency": "EUR"
        },
        {
            "name": "Rote Sonne",
            "id": 1767,
            "type": "club",
            "note": "",
            "slug": "rote-sonne",
            "created_at": "2015-05-20T09:32:26+00:00",
            "updated_at": "2015-05-20T23:49:10+00:00",
            "address": {
                "street": "Maximiliansplatz",
                "number": "5",
                "country": "Germany",
                "city": "München",
                "postal": "80333",
                "lat": 48.142124,
                "lon": 11.5697566,
                "web": "http://www.rote-sonne.com/",
                "email": null,
                "phone": ""
            },
            "currency": "EUR"
        }
    ]
}

Dealer API dealers/:id

URL /dealers/:id
Request PUT
Parameter id, internal ID
URL-Parameter None
Result Type application/json
Result Status 200 if successful
Result Content Dealer document with embedded address document

Simply provide a JSON document of dealer (see Dealer) and overwrite any attribute.

These attributes can not be changed directly using the API: id, currency, slug, created_at, updated_at.

When lat and lon are supplied and the values differ from the current values, the position will be updated in the database. This update will mark this address as updated using latitude and longitude values. This means that any change to street, number etc. will not change lat and lon. This feature can be used to change the position of a dealer when the position returned by the geocoding service is not correct.

Please note: The slug attribute can not be changed by changing the dealer's name.

Example changing address details

Request: dealers/3416

JSON Body:

{
    "address": {
        "number": "23"
    }
}

Response:

Result Status: 200 OK

{
    "name": "Exampledealer",
    "id": 3416,
    "type": "retail",
    "slug": "exampledealer",
    "currency": "EUR",
    "created_at": "2015-05-25T15:47:59+00:00",
    "updated_at": "2015-05-26T14:45:45+00:00",
    "address": {
        "street": "Schleißheimerstraße",
        "number": "23",
        "country": "Germany",
        "city": "München",
        "postal": "80797",
        "lat": 48.15090955,
        "lon": 11.5598256792681
    }
}

Please note: This request changed lat and lon automatically since the address has been updated.

Example changing the position

Request: dealers/3416

JSON Body:

{
    "address": {
        "lat": "48.15090955",
        "lon": "11.55982567"
    }
}

Response:

Result Status: 200 OK

{
    "name": "Exampledealer",
    "id": 3416,
    "type": "retail",
    "slug": "exampledealer",
    "currency": "EUR",
    "created_at": "2015-05-25T15:47:59+00:00",
    "updated_at": "2015-05-26T14:45:45+00:00",
    "address": {
        "street": "Schleißheimerstraße",
        "number": "42",
        "country": "Germany",
        "city": "München",
        "postal": "80797",
        "lat": 48.15090955,
        "lon": 11.55982567
    }
}

Please note: After this request any change to the address will not update lat, lon. Only updates with lat/lon will change the position!

Dealer API dealers/slug/:slug

URL /dealers/slug/:slug
Request GET
Parameter slug, short name of the dealer
URL-Parameter None
Result Type application/json
Result Status 200 if found or 404 for no results
Result Content Dealer document with embedded address document

This request can be used to find a dealer that was requested using a deep link (such as http://matemonkey.com/map/dealer/exampledealer)

Example

Request: dealers/slug/exampledealer

{
    "name": "Exampledealer",
    "id": 3416,
    "type": "retail",
    "slug": "exampledealer",
    "currency": "EUR",
    "created_at": "2015-05-25T15:47:59+00:00",
    "address": {
        "street": "Schleißheimerstraße",
        "number": "42",
        "country": "Germany",
        "city": "München",
        "postal": "80797",
        "lat": 48.15075035,
        "lon": 11.5601324434141
    }
}

Stock API dealers/:id/stock

URL /dealers/:id/stock
Request GET
Parameter id ID of the Dealer
URL-Parameter current, Boolean
Result Type application/json
Result Status 200 if successful
Result Content Stock Entry Documents with embedded Product Documents

current=true means that only the latest stock entries will be returned, omitting it will return all stock entries. This can be used to e.g. draw a graph of the price/availability over time for that dealer.

Example

Request: api/v1/dealers/3416/stock?current=true

{
    "count": 2,
    "entries": [
        {
            "status": "full",
            "product": {
                "name": "Club Mate 0.5l",
                "id": 1,
                "type": "soft-drink",
                "slug": "clubmate05",
                "producer": {
                    "name": "Brauerei Loscher GmbH & Co. KG",
                    "id": 1,
                    "slug": "loscher",
                    "address": {
                        "street": "Steigerwaldstrasse",
                        "number": "21-23",
                        "country": "Germany",
                        "city": "Münchsteinach",
                        "postal": "91481",
                        "lat": 49.64104,
                        "lon": 10.59215,
                        "web": "http://www.clubmate.de/",
                        "email": "info@club-mate.de",
                        "phone": "+49(0)9166607"
                    }
                }
            },
            "price": 1337,
            "quantity": "crate",
            "special": false,
            "created_at": "2015-05-26T14:48:26+00:00"
        },
        {
            "status": "low",
            "product": {
                "name": "1337mate",
                "id": 25,
                "type": "soft-drink",
                "slug": "1337mate",
                "producer": {
                    "name": "1337 und so GmbH",
                    "id": 11,
                    "slug": "1337undsogmbh",
                    "address": {
                        "street": "Papendamm",
                        "number": "22",
                        "country": "Germany",
                        "city": "Hamburg",
                        "postal": "20146",
                        "lat": 53.56612,
                        "lon": 9.9755,
                        "web": "http://www.1337mate.com/",
                        "email": "info@leetmate.de",
                        "phone": "+49(0)4030720081"
                    }
                }
            },
            "price": 150,
            "quantity": "piece",
            "special": false,
            "created_at": "2015-05-26T14:48:38+00:00"
        }
    ]
}
URL /dealers/:id/stock
Request POST
Parameter id ID of the Dealer
URL-Parameter None
Result Type application/json
Result Status 201 if successful
Result Content None

JSON Body

{
  "product": "Integer, ID of the product",
  "status": "String, Status of the product",
  "quantity": "String",
  "price": "Integer, Price of the product/quantity in hundreds",
  "special": "Boolean, True if the price is a special",
}

All values except product are optional to make the API as stateless as possible.

  • If only product is provided and this is the first entry for that dealer, status will default to unknown, price to '?' and quantity to piece.
  • If only product and status are provided, the information of the last stock entry (sorted by the creation date) will be used to fill in price and special. This will automatically update all quantities of that product unless quantity is provided.
  • If price is provided, an independent stock entry will be created with status defaulting to unknown, special to false, quantity to piece.

For the possible values of quantity, price and status, see the Stock Entry document specification

Exception: A price of -1 means that the price is unknown. When the entry is rendered, the price of that entry will be '?'.

Example 1

Request: api/v1/dealers/3416/stock

JSON Body:

{
  "product": 1,
  "status": "low"
}

This will set all entries for "Club Mate 0.5l" to low. The response status is 201 Created with an empty body.

Example 2

Request: api/v1/dealers/3416/stock

JSON Body:

{
  "product": 2
}

This will create a stock entry for "Club Mate 0.33l" with a price of -1/'?' for one piece (quantity) and a status of unknown.

Example 3

{
  "status":"full",
  "product":2,
  "price":150,
  "quantity":"piece"
}

This sets the price to 1.50 EUR (currency can be retrieved from the dealer) for one piece and the status to full for "Club Mate 0.33l".