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An API wrapper for Iowa City's bus data

Project Description


A simple API wrapper for the [Iowa City bus data
API]( -- mainly to use as an example for an
upcoming blog post.


You can install the API wrapper using [`pip`](

pip install bongo


There are two ways of interacting with the Bongo API.

The first way is just interacting with the `bongo` module.

>>> import bongo

>>> bongo.routes()
{"routes": [1234, 5678, 9999]}

>>> bongo.route('lantern', 'coralville')
{"coralville's": {"lantern": "route"}}

>>> bongo.stops()
{"stops": [1234, 5678, 9999]}

>>> bongo.stop(8350)
{"stop": {"8350": "information"}}

>>> bongo.predict(8350)
{"stop": {"8350": "predictions"}}

The second way is interacting with the `Bongo` class.

>>> from bongo import Bongo
>>> b = Bongo()

>>> # List of all Bongo routes.
>>> b.routes()
{"routes": [1234, 5678, 9999]}

>>> # Info for a specific route and agency.
>>> b.route('lantern', 'coralville')
{"coralville's": {"lantern": "route"}}

>>> # List of all stops.
>>> b.stops()
{"stops": [1234, 5678, 9999]}

>>> # Information for a specific stop.
>>> b.stop(8350)
{"stop": {"8350": "information"}}

>>> # Predict the arrival times at a specific stop.
>>> b.predict(8350)
{"stop": {"8350": "predictions"}}

>>> # Bongo can also be used to return XML data.
>>> Bongo('xml').routes()


Copyright (c) 2012 Code for America. See [LICENSE][] for details.


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