Dear Freesound Api hackers,
if you have a look at the Api
documentation<http://www.freesound.org/docs/api/>you'll see we have
added a couple of new functionalities that can be useful
1) New 'sounds_per_page' parameter in any request returning a paginated
list of sounds: now you can specify the number of sounds you get in every
page of the response. For the moment there is a maximum of 100 sounds per
page (we don't want to saturate our servers!). The idea of this parameter
is to use it together with the 'fields' parameter (which allows you to ask
only for certain sound properties in the response, so you can say "give me
only sound preview urls" and then increase the number of sounds per page so
the overall volume of information is kept low). This way you can speed up
2) Bookmarks! now you can also get the list of sounds that a user has
bookmarked and its bookmark categories. This can be useful for example if
you want to create particular sets of sounds for you application and have
an easy way to access them (instead of saving a list of ids or something
Regarding the api clients, you'll have seen through this mailing list that
we now have a new php client implemented by nocive<https://github.com/nocive>(
http://www.freesound.org/docs/api/client_libs.html). Thank you very much
for the contribution!
You will also see that other clients have not been updated since the last
api release. We are on the process of rethinking a bit the implementation
they could be much more simpler, so we will be informing about that.
However, it is very easy to hack the clients and have access to these new
funcionalities, and if you are in trouble just write to this list!
Finally, we have many ideas of new functionalities for the api but don't
hesitate to send any ideas or comments to the list!