Can I integrate live sport stats?

computerscience

#1

One of my students wants to integrate data from professional soccer into his app. Is there a way to access some kind of database in order to do this?
I know neither how to access an external database nor if/where such a database exists.

At the moment he’s using test data so this shouldn’t slow him down but it would be cool if he could get actual data in there.


#2

Code.org has some lessons on how to use databases with AppLab. See if this helps. https://studio.code.org/s/csppostap


#3

Another approach would be to find an API that can be accessed with the startWebRequest() block. I poked around a bit and found https://football-data.org which could be an interesting source of data (though it definitely takes some trial and error to figure out how to get useful data out of it). Here’s a quick demo to see how you might use it https://studio.code.org/projects/applab/GCqnFDp3qt2FWuvsqHYE0A/edit


#4

Depending on how ambitious he wants to get, www.fcpython.com shows how to do this. Not sure if he could then create his own database to use in his app.