Not implementing the new 4chan API

Having a new API to use for accessing 4chan posts is a huge step forward.  It will allow me to drastically speed up post load times and eventually could lead to a much more stable app.  I say eventually because right now there is no API for accessing topics.  This means I would have to use a mixture of my current HTML parsing to get a list of topics and then switch to JSON parsing when viewing posts.  I don’t trust myself to be able to handle that switch gracefully with a minimum amount of crashing.  When I can get the topic list for a specific board in JSON, I’ll switch everything around.  For now however, I’m very happy to have an API available and I’ll be even happier when I can implement it.

The API documentation can be found on GitHub.

Live the dream