Car Registration API now available as a Crate for #Rust developers

August 20, 2017 Leave a comment


If you program in Rust, then you know just how useful crates are, and how they are an integral part of the language itself.

So to help Rust developers use our API, we’ve wrapped ours up in a Rust Crate that makes it super easy to call our API from your Rust code.

You can find the code documentation here: https://blog.dotnetframework.org/car-registration-api-crate-documentation/

And the link to the crate itself here:

https://crates.io/crates/car_registration

For those interested in seeing how it works under the hood, the GIT repo is public, and you can see that here: https://github.com/infiniteloopltd/RustCrateCarRegistration

 

Categories: Uncategorized

Make a get #HTTP Request in #Rust using #Curl

August 20, 2017 Leave a comment

rust

There are plenty of examples of making a HTTP request using Rust online, but so many of them gloss over very important details, like how to import the library you need to make the request, and for a beginner, it’s not really helpful to give a snippet of code without the surrounding instructions. Plus, it appears that perhaps there are different versions of code that just aren’t backwards compatible. This example works on

rustc 1.19.0 (0ade33941 2017-07-17)

If you have a different version, then, I can’t guarantee this works, but try it anyway.

First off, you need to install Cargo, I am using cargo version

cargo 0.20.0 (a60d185c8 2017-07-13)

Create a new cargo project called http by typing

cargo new http — bin

Then edit the cargo.toml file, and add the CURL dependency here;

[dependencies]
curl = “0.2.11”

now, edit the main.rs file, and add this code;

extern crate curl;

use curl::http;

// Thanks to https://github.com/hjr3/rust-get-data-from-url
pub fn main() {

let url = “http://icanhazip.com/”;
let resp = http::handle()
.get(url)
.exec()
.unwrap_or_else(|e| {
panic!(“Failed to get {}; error is {}”, url, e);
});

if resp.get_code() != 200 {
println!(“Unable to handle HTTP response code {}”, resp.get_code());
return;
}

let body = std::str::from_utf8(resp.get_body()).unwrap_or_else(|e| {
panic!(“Failed to parse response from {}; error is {}”, url, e);
});

println!(“{}”,body);
}

What this does, is it makes a CURL get HTTP request to http://icanhazip.com/ , which simply returns the IP address of the client (you), and prints it to screen.

To run it, type cargo build, then

./target/debug/http

:::Update:::

Ok, being a bit of a noob here, I have noticed, that this example is quite dated, using CURL version 0.2.11, when the latest is 0.4.8 ; but you have to change the code completely to use version 0.4.8

First, update the cargo.toml to

[dependencies]
curl = “0.4.8”

Then the main.rs to

extern crate curl;

use curl::easy::{Easy, List};

// Capture output into a local `Vec`.
fn main() {
let mut easy = Easy::new();
easy.url(“http://icanhazip.com”).unwrap();

let mut html: String = String::new();
{
let mut transfer = easy.transfer();
transfer.write_function(|data| {
html = String::from_utf8(Vec::from(data)).unwrap();
Ok(data.len())
}).unwrap();

transfer.perform().unwrap();
};
println!(“{}”,html);
}

Categories: Uncategorized

Car Registration #API now has a home on #Packagist for #PHP #devs

August 18, 2017 Leave a comment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Packagist is a public repository for composer packages for PHP, and it makes it super easy to load third party PHP code into your application. So, not to be left out of the game, we’ve submitted our package to Packagist. at the url below

https://packagist.org/packages/infiniteloop/carregistration

You install the package via

composer require infiniteloop/carregistration

Usage

require_once 'vendor/autoload.php';

use carregistration\carregistration;

$conv = new carregistration;

$json = $conv->lookup('***your username***','CheckUSA','H84jae','nj');
print_r($json->Description);    

Parameters

The function “lookup” returns an associative array that differs by country, but maintains consistency where possible. It accepts four parameters, being username, endpoint, registration number and state, in that order.

The username is that which is used on www.vehicleregistrationapi.com

The endpoint specifies the country to be searched, and must be one of the following.

  • Check (UK)
  • CheckBelgium
  • CheckCroatia
  • CheckCzechRepublic
  • CheckDenmark
  • CheckEstonia
  • CheckFinland
  • CheckFrance
  • CheckHungary
  • CheckIndia
  • CheckIreland
  • CheckItaly
  • CheckNetherlands
  • CheckNewZealand
  • CheckNigeria
  • CheckNorway
  • CheckPortugal
  • CheckRussia
  • CheckSlovakia
  • CheckSouthAfrica
  • CheckSpain
  • CheckSriLanka
  • CheckSweden
  • CheckUAE
  • CheckUSA
  • CheckAustralia

The state parameter is only used for USA and Australia, and can be left empty for all other countries.

Categories: Uncategorized

Car Registration #API now available as #Python #Package (#Egg)

August 16, 2017 Leave a comment

1073

CarRegistration

This is an API Wrapper for Python for the VehicleRegistrationApi.com API which allows you to get car data from it’s number plate in many countries across the globe, from the USA, Europe, Australia, and Africa.

An account username and password is required from VehicleRegistrationApi.com

When using the Generic “CarRegistration” function, the fourth parameter is an API endpoint, which can be one of;

  • Check (UK)
  • CheckBelgium
  • CheckCroatia
  • CheckCzechRepublic
  • CheckDenmark
  • CheckEstonia
  • CheckFinland
  • CheckFrance
  • CheckHungary
  • CheckIndia
  • CheckIreland
  • CheckItaly
  • CheckNetherlands
  • CheckNewZealand
  • CheckNigeria
  • CheckNorway
  • CheckPortugal
  • CheckRussia
  • CheckSlovakia
  • CheckSouthAfrica
  • CheckSpain
  • CheckSriLanka
  • CheckSweden
  • CheckUAE

For Australia and USA, you must also pass a state parameter, and therefore you must use the CarRegistrationUSA or CarRegistrationAustralia methods.

Installation

 easy_install CarRegistration

Usage (UK)

 from CarRegistration import *
 CarRegistration("BL64JTZ","***YOUR USERNAME***","***YOUR PASSWORD***","Check")

Usage (France)

 from CarRegistration import *
 CarRegistration("Eg258ma","***YOUR USERNAME***","***YOUR PASSWORD***","CheckFrance")

Usage (USA)

 from CarRegistration import *
 CarRegistrationUSA("H84jae","nj","***YOUR USERNAME***","***YOUR PASSWORD***")

Usage (Australia)

 from CarRegistration import *
 CarRegistrationAustralia("YHC14Y","NSW","***YOUR USERNAME***","***YOUR PASSWORD***")

Sample output

{u'RegistrationYear': u'2015', u'CarModel': {u'CurrentTextValue': u'208'}, u'NumberOfDoors': {u'CurrentTextValue': u'3'}, u'EngineSize': {u'CurrentTextValue': u'1397

And here’s the source code for those interested:

import urllib2, base64, json

def CarRegistration(registrationNumber, username, password):
request = urllib2.Request(“http://www.regcheck.org.uk/api/json.aspx/Check/” + registrationNumber)
base64string = base64.encodestring(‘%s:%s’ % (username, password)).replace(‘\n’, ”)
request.add_header(“Authorization”, “Basic %s” % base64string)
result = urllib2.urlopen(request)
data = json.load(result)
return(data)

Categories: Uncategorized

Our APIs are now on #RubyGems to help Ruby developers get started quickly

August 14, 2017 Leave a comment

11090641-ruby-corazones

We’re now on RubyGems.org at https://rubygems.org/profiles/fiach – with a total of 25 Ruby Gems to be installed. They make using our Car Registration API’s Really easy to use for Ruby Developers

Just type:

gem install CarRegistrationUKirb

(Replacing “UK” with any other country we support)

Then, type;

require(“CarRegistrationUK”)

data = CarRegistrationUK.Lookup(“SL14MKM”,”**username**”,”**password**”)

  • Obviously, you need to get your own username and password from RegCheck.org.uk – and SL14MKM is just a sample plate.

And get an object array back such as;

{“ABICode”=>”18503204”,
“Description”=>”2014 Ford Mondeo Titanium X Business Edit Tdci 140, 1997CC Diesel, 5DR, Manual”,
“RegistrationYear”=>”2014”,
“CarMake”=>{“CurrentTextValue”=>”Ford”},
“CarModel”=>{“CurrentTextValue”=>”Mondeo”},
“EngineSize”=>{“CurrentTextValue”=>”1997CC”},
“FuelType”=>{“CurrentTextValue”=>”Diesel”},
“MakeDescription”=>”Ford”,
“ModelDescription”=>”Mondeo”,
“Immobiliser”=>{“CurrentTextValue”=>””},
“NumberOfSeats”=>{“CurrentTextValue”=>5},
“IndicativeValue”=>{“CurrentTextValue”=>””},
“DriverSide”=>{“CurrentTextValue”=>”RHD”},
“Transmission”=>{“CurrentTextValue”=>”Manual”},
“NumberOfDoors”=>{“CurrentTextValue”=>”5”},
“ImageUrl”=>”http://www.regcheck.org.uk/image.aspx/@Rm9yZCBNb25kZW8=”,
“VehicleInsuranceGroup”=>”19”}

You can access any property of this like so

data[“Description”]

Giving –

“2014 Ford Mondeo Titanium X Business Edit Tdci 140, 1997CC Diesel, 5DR, Manual”

For those interested in looking under the hood, here is the source code of the Ruby Gem itself ;

require “open-uri”
require “json”

class CarRegistrationLookupError < StandardError def initialize(msg=”Unknown error”) super end end class CarRegistrationUK def self.Lookup(registrationNumber,username,password) begin @data = open(“https://www.regcheck.org.uk/api/json.aspx/Check/&#8221; + registrationNumber,http_basic_authentication: [username, password]).read rescue OpenURI::HTTPError => error
raise CarRegistrationLookupError, error.io.string
end
return JSON.parse(@data)
end
end

Categories: Uncategorized

#Nigerian Car Registration #API

August 13, 2017 Leave a comment

Nigeria-Flags-Shutterstock1

Nigeria, home to 186 million people, and 10 million cars is the newest country to be added to our growing coverage of car registration APIs, and it’s accessible via http://ng.carregistrationapi.com/

It’s our third country in the Middle East / Africa continent to be added to our network, after UAE and South Africa, and we hope to add more in the coming months.

Prices start at 7 Naira per lookup, 0.02 USD – but we’re happy to offer introductory free credits for new companies for the next few months.

 

Categories: Uncategorized

#AvatarAPI is now on #NPM for #NodeJS users

August 12, 2017 Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2017-08-12 at 16.49.24

Let’s face it, not all your users bother with uploading a photo of themselves on your website, but it looks bland and boring when you just assign everyone with a placeholder image. AvatarAPI allows you get the real name and profile picture of your users from their email address. Great for giving that splash of colour and friendliness to your website.

We’ve just created an NPM package for the Avatar API so that NodeJS users can easily import the functionality into their apps.

Installation

npm install avatar-api –save

Usage

var api = require(avatar-api);
 
api.AvatarAPI(jenny.smith@gmail.com,***Your Username***,***Your Password****,function(data){
  console.log(data.profile.Name.toString());
  console.log(data.profile.Image.toString());
});

 

Categories: Uncategorized