Shana Project is a great step ahead for the fansub scene. The best way to track new seasons of anime and episodes. But there is something very important that is still missing. An API for accessing the database.
We want to add your website as an Anime Provider to Popcorn Time ( https://popcorntime.io/ ). But currently there is no API to access your series and torrents informations with a query. If I want to ask the API "give me the first 20 entries of anime tv series of the year 2014 ordered by date" (or ordered alphabetically or by rating), it should provide me with those via a simple http request. And each entry should include different amounts of informations according to the query. A query can asks only for the fields "title", "date", "ratings", "AniDB ID", etc. of each entry for the initial listing on Popcorn. And then asking for more informations on a single entry with a query that asks to include the fields "available episodes", "torrents available for this episode", "episode ID on AniDB", "torrents fansub group", "torrent resolution", etc. Those are the same information you serve on the web page, only in a more light and easy to parse XML format. Currently Popcorn Time uses the Haruhichan API, but its a mess. A collaboration between Shanaproject and Popcorn Time for the Anime section would be great.
I've also noted that there is currently no direct link of the associated anime ID on AniDB.net to recover episode titles, infos and ratings of an anime, but you just search the anime title on the website. Of course this is not reliable because of the various different names and spellings of the anime series. The API should provide the exact anime ID of the series on AniDB to allow Popcorn Time to scrape thumbs and infos from the AniDB API.
Please help us with this. You can get in touch with us on the Gitlab page:
Or in the popcorn help forum: https://discuss.popcorntime.io/
Of course, once created, the API would be useful to all torrent streaming apps like Popcorn Time, and for dozen of media browsers like KODI, Plex, etc. that are now supporting torrent streaming. Thank you for you great work.