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Tesla 3rd party api now available?

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  1. LuckyLuke

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    #1 LuckyLuke, Mar 5, 2015
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    Dutch power company Eneco uses rest api to achieve lowest rate

    A Dutch tech site mentions that a local power company developed an in-car app to enable optimal rate charging. The article also mentions that Tesla has released the api that enables 3rd party developers to write apps for their cars.
    Article (in Dutch) here: http://tweakers.net/nieuws/101732/eneco-introduceert-app-om-tesla-te-laden-bij-laagste-stroomprijs.html

    Are we seeing the first public mention of the 3rd party api released, or is the article badly written/misinformed?

    Google translation:
     
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    Are you sure they're not talking about a phone app utilising the same api that for example visible tesla uses?
     
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    That would be my first thought too yes. But read the last line in the article. "Tesla has released an API that allows third parties to develop apps for its electric cars." that implies that Tesla has released the api, instead of the (reverse-engineered) rest api that is widely known on the forums here.
     
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    It's just a badly written sentence. Or they try to spin it...
     
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    What's more likely?


    Tesla Motors released an API and Elon not so much as tweeted about it?
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    The article got it wrong?
     
  7. LuckyLuke

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    In theory it could be somewhat plausible that they do some small scale beta testing of the official api outside their core market (USA) to keep low profile.
    Also: It seems not very logical for a big company like this to use a unofficial reverse engineered api, but hey Citrix did the same right?
    I guess that you are right and the article is wrong. Let's hope the real official api gets out soon then so more applications like this (which is a great concept) get released to the public.
     
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    Uh it's probably using the existing REST api to start the charging (same as visibletesla). Nothing new here.
     
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    #9 LuckyLuke, Mar 5, 2015
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    Just got confirmation from the company (Eneco) that the app uses the reverse-engineered api.
    Move along folks, nothing new here ... :redface:
     
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    Tesla is working on this with a small number of developers who are under NDA and are not supposed to be discussing it in public.

    When the API comes, it's probably not going to be a big sudden announcement. They'll wait and announce after they can show off some applications a few select and trusted developers created. It looks like that's not the case here, but it might be going on already and we just don't know about it yet.
     

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