[seagrant-dev] API Sorting

Evan Tschuy tschuy at osuosl.org
Fri Oct 31 23:12:48 UTC 2014


This would be for any API endpoint that returns a list when location
is not provided. Basically, the "default" sorting of the API.

On Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 3:58 PM, Carr, Justin
<Justin.Carr at oregonstate.edu> wrote:
> Which API endpoints are we referring to?
>
> For the What's Fresh API we had discussed returning results by proximity within a given range provided by the query. This way a user could send either a city they're interested in, or their current lat-lng, and get results that are closest at the top of the list.
>
> However, for educational info and the Working Waterfronts app, we hadn't discussed any sorting order yet.
>
> -Justin
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [seagrant-dev] API Sorting
>
> Michael and other BSG devs,
>
> is there any sorting of the API that would work best for y'all?
> Currently, it's sorted by whatever random order they're returned by the database.
>
> This is a perfectly fine method of sorting. However, it'd be easy to add sorting across the board -- so sorting by recency might be a nice thing to have so that new vendors and products appear at the top.
>
> What do y'all think?
>
> Evan
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