FlexView API - Early Loading

When FlexView is the main visible component: Speed up the rendering of the FlexView API

The content rendered by the FlexView API is often the main content of the integrating html page. Users perceive the time until the FlexView API is finally rendered as the critical part. As many html pages load a lot of script libraries, style sheets, ads and large media files (images/video)...

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Asynchronous JavaScript Loading

Save bandwidth and speedup page rendering

The Outdooractive JavaScript API can be loaded completely asynchronously. There are several use cases and advantages: to save bandwidth: the API output/result is not visible on page load and will only appear after user interaction (e.g. tabs, scrolling, …) to speed up main content: if there is content that should...

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Best Practice: Synchronization (Data API)

Synchronize the content of your API project to your server.

The Outdoractive Data API is often used to synchronize the content of an Outdooractive API project to another system. Initially all the content of a project is just copied. All updates to the content have to be loaded periodically (e.g. daily) to keep the content up to date. The challenge...

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Optimizing for mobile devices

The FlexView API is optimised to adapt to all kinds of mobile devices and screen resolutions.

Websites are used everywhere. People access them on the go, on the train, when they are hiking or when they relax on the couch at home. This profound change in user behaviour was made possible by rapid developments in the smartphone and tablet markets in recent years. As a result,...

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JavaScript API - Debug tools

Firebug Lite now available through Outdooractive JavaScript API

Background: in some situations, it is difficult, if not impossible, to have interactive debug tools from within the browser, especially on some mobile devices. We thus wanted to make Firebug Lite available to all OAM/OAX developers (including ourselves!). Firebug Lite is a piece of JavaScript that emulates the Firebug debugging...

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Javascript API Updates 2014 - the migration guide

Find out if your outdooractive API projects need to be udpated and how to do it

As the outdooractive API continues to grow, we have made some important changes to improve the usability for developers. Please read this checklist to evaluate if your integration needs to be upated to be set up for the future. All API integrations that were implemented and launched before August 2013...

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FlexView API - Layout and Responsive Design

Learn how to integrate the FlexView API into web page layouts with different widths

The FlexView API is integrated into webpages with help of some HTML nodes and some lines of Javascript (see Quickstart Guide). This approach allows a seemless integration into any website and to overwrite styling with css rules. The layout of different webpages varies in the width their layout is giving...

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FlexView API - Detailpages and Customization

Integrate the outdooractive FlexView API with page load and customize the style with help of CSS.

Our Quickstart Guide describes how easy a basic FlexView API integration is done, how the basic html template looks like and how an outdooractive API key and a project key is used. This workshop teaches how an integration including detail pages looks like and how easy the style may be...

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Explore the outdooractive Data API

Tools to explore the outdooractive Data API and to support debugging your outdooractive Data API applications.

outdooractive Data API and JSON responses The outdooractive Data API offers XML and JSON both with encoding utf-8 as response format. While XML is returned by default you have to set the following http request header if you need JSON output: Accept: application/json As it is quite comfortable to explore...

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