A couple of weeks ago I quickly coded a basic webservice – using Merb – for Australian Postcode data. Just got hosting for it sorted out last night, so now I can blog about it.
The emphasis is on simple – you can search by postcode or suburb, and get the data back either as a HTML page, XML, or JSON. That’s pretty much it. The request urls aren’t complicated, either:
Suburb requests use partial matching, so you don’t need the full suburb name. If you want the JSON returned with the MIME type of
application/json, use the
I’ve no plans at this point on using this, but perhaps it’s useful for someone out there – if so, would love to hear about it.