Thursday, April 24, 2008

Feature of the Week: Integrate BibSonomy Tag Clouds in your website

BibSonomy now offers the opportunity to integrate its tag clouds into your private website. For this purpose it provides a JSON feed containing the retrieved tags which are filled in your cloud dynamically by a JavaScript snippet. At the moment this feature is only available for the BibTeX page but will be extended to all pages offering tag clouds in the near future.

In this example you see a tag cloud with related tags to this publication.

You can choose between an alphabetical or a frequency order and define a limit of shown tags. Just follow these few steps in the tutorial to integrate such a tag cloud in your website. There you can also find a test tag cloud where you can check the functionality by specifying several arguments.

If you have questions or comments, don't hesitate to contact us.


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

See the BibSonomy API in action with RESTClient 2.1

When developing RESTful applications or accessing such services, it can be of great help to have a handy tool to try out its different functionalities. A useful application to this end is the RESTClient. It provides a slim and convenient interface to test HTTP methods like POST, GET, DELETE or PUT, along with the possiblity to edit a variety of parameters for each request.

A tutorial to access our BibSonomy API with this tool is found here:

We think that this example demonstrates well both the capabilities of the RESTClient application and our API!


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Feature of the Week: BibSonomy on your iPhone

Use your iPhone for accessing BibSonomy! @BibSonomy is a website written by Nils Windisch that shows the five most recent/popular bookmarks and publications from BibSonomy, and is optimized to look good on your iPhone. Nils suggests that "the best use case is probably waiting for the bus or being bored in school seminars as @BibSonomy just gives you a quick and easy glance of what’s up at BibSonomy." Read more at

We stronlgy encourage and support the integration of BibSonomy data in 3rd party applications, as demonstrated by @BibSonomy. If you're interested in building your own application, have a look at our API, which should provide all necessary integration facilites.

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