Feature Request: Include Transparent Show Artwork in the API

Avatar image for conmulligan
conmulligan

2214

Forum Posts

11722

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 10

I realise this is probably the worst time of the year for feature requests, but what the hell. Is there any chance you could expose the awesome transparent show artwork? I'm probably not the only dev who could make really good use of it. Thanks!

Avatar image for conmulligan
conmulligan

2214

Forum Posts

11722

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 10

Hey, just wondering if anyone looked into the feasibility of this?

Avatar image for theadmin
TheAdmin

1036

Forum Posts

6646

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 5

User Lists: 6

@conmulligan: My understanding is that it's the show logo zoomed and blurred out with a little CSS color magic on top.

Avatar image for frobie
frobie

262

Forum Posts

260678

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 4

#4 frobie  Staff

@conmulligan The video_show(s) endpoint should now include a logo image that is the transparent show artwork. Note that not all shows have a logo image.

Avatar image for conmulligan
conmulligan

2214

Forum Posts

11722

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 10

#5  Edited By conmulligan

Thanks @frobie, can't wait to take advantage of this! Totally understand that the data might be a bit patchy, but shouldn't be an issue because we can always fall back to the opaque image. Just on that, I noticed a couple of quirks with how the API handles missing logos:

(1) For most of the shows that don't have a logo, the API returns an array type instead of null or an empty image structure:

"logo": []

This will likely be an issue for JSON parsers with strict typing.

(2) Some of the shows without a logo don't return an empty array, but rather an image structure with null URLs:

"logo": {

"icon_url": null,

"medium_url": null,

...

}

I think ideally the "logo" value would just be null if the logo doesn't exist, but the main thing is that it's consistent between shows.

Thanks again!

Avatar image for conmulligan
conmulligan

2214

Forum Posts

11722

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 10

#6  Edited By conmulligan

Looks even better than I'd hoped! :D

No Caption Provided