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jordie says

Wodnering if new features will ever be added, such as reading and writing comments for items?

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RubenBristian says

I also want to suggest a featured! :)

In the protected API, it would be really cool to have an file/month/earnings array.

In this form:

> FILE ID 
   [....]
   > JANUARY 2013
      > 1000 [sales]
      > $10000 [earnings]
   > FEBRUARY 2013
      > 955 [sales]
      > $20000 [earnings]
   [....]

It would really benefit authors who are collaborating with other authors. If we would have this kind of info in the API it would be really easy to manage the profit splits in a better way. And i’m sure that any author who needs to share his profit with another author would like to have a place where each month both parties would see the exact number of sales + profit(earnings) on each item, and also their split. It would be easier…

Don’t know if it’s hard to add though..

I’ve flagged for staff reply

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justinfrench Dev says

Wodnering if new features will ever be added, such as reading and writing comments for items?

I’ve added a ticket for this, but there aren’t any major API projects planned for the near future — there’s so much to be done in the main web UI. I don’t think we have any APIs for writing data yet (adding comments), so this probably isn’t a quick addition.

I’m curious — what would you build on top of a comments API? By adding this to the API, what problems are we helping you solve?

Are there any other big chunks of data like comments missing from the API that are important?

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justinfrench Dev says

In the protected API, it would be really cool to have an file/month/earnings array.

I’ve added a ticket for this. No promises on timing whatsoever, the API isn’t a high priority right now, but I’ve made sure this is being tracked.

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urbazon says

I know this is totally unimportant, but still it’d be very nice to see: info about the commission percentage and the remaining sum until new percentage. If I’m not mistaken, there’s no way to extract this info for now, yet it’d be very nice (and motivational) info to see in all those 3rd-party apps for envato sales monitoring :)

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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

I’ve got a little php package that can login to envato marketplaces and read item details, images, thumbnails, download csv statements and read comments. Just fixed it to work with the new SSO. Wouldn’t be too hard to modify and make it write comments. It’s a php class, would need some sort of UI created. A login, grab of the “authenticity_token” and then a post to the comment uri. A scraper/login script isn’t really something I think would be nice to share publicly though. Might clean it up, run it by staff and let them decide if it can be pushed to extras.envato.com or not. Another thing for my todo list, yay!

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GravityDept says

With comments in the API, authors could fix for themselves all the things Envato doesn’t.

Example: build my own comments dashboard that is mobile-friendly and responsive.

Example: finally give authors email notifications of new comments.

Basically everything I mentioned here: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/seven-ux-blunders-in-item-comments-envato-should-have-fixed/86345

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justinfrench Dev says

So if we can add new comment notifications and a mobile dashboard, the pain or urgency of a comments API goes away?

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GravityDept says

@ justinfrench — Probably not, both need to happen. Presumably if you build the API, then Envato will use it to build the features in ThemeForest. I don’t see why it would be one or the other.

When authors hit the elite level, right on queue keeping up with support becomes a real challenge. Running a dedicated support forum starts to make a lot more sense, but still having to check Envato regularly is a pain.

This is the #1 reason I haven’t externalized support yet, but I’m working on it now.

If there was a comments API though — everything changes. I could pull in comments to the dashboard of my support system and do all admin from one place. I could even hire support reps to post to ThemeForest via the API on my behalf while giving up no control over my account.

That’s a huge potential win.

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purethemes says

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If there was a comments API though — everything changes. I could pull in comments to the dashboard of my support system and do all admin from one place. I could even hire support reps to post to ThemeForest via the API on my behalf while giving up no control over my account.

That’s a huge potential win.
THIS. THIS. and one more time THIS.

Or at least add some option to allow selected users to reply to comments under author themes.

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