What are we going to build?
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to build an app that interacts with the USA Today API plug-in. You’ll be able to read the news, as well as music, movie and book reviews.
Before you begin
Tutorial level: intermediate.
Before using the
USA Today API plug-in, you’ll need to sign up for a developer account (http://developer.usatoday.com/) to get keys. You can sign up after importing the plug-in.
Create a new project
1. Click “Create new app,” enter
USATodayApp for an app name, and click “Create”.
Import the plug-in
3. Click “Import selected plug-ins”. You’ll be asked whether you want to set a file with
API keys. Before being able to read news and reviews, you’ll need to sign up for a developer account. You will then get
keys. You can skip entering the values right now; you can always set them in
Services > USATODAY_ServicesSettings:
View & map the services
You can open the
USATODAY_TopNews REST service, which is used for getting the list of top news offered by USA Today.