(To be) found on another big well known Elite Dangerous forum.
The tools are already in ED3PTT so no action needed.
Note: Perhaps I add this overview as well to ED3PTT because its concise - but probably have to change urls so they point to ED3PTT.
A copy/paste snippet from the thread: "Mobile API" based tools. Ideal for trading, logbook, exploration, ship-loadout tools.
Similar (mobile api based) tools
As with other tools like trading tools there is no such thing as "one size fits all". Some commanders like a GUI, some like a command line tool, each trading tool has pros and cons (depending on the commander). For each and every tool there is a (different) audience. Which is great. The same is true for tools which use the mobile API.
At the moment of writing (20150604) there are three publicly available tools. I know there are quite a few more but those haven't been publicly released. All three have in common that they are written in Python and are open source. The source code is available on repository hosting services like Github and Bitbucket. Should a certain tool X not have a certain functionality all its takes for a coder is to look at the alternatives, update X with the needed functionality and create a pull request for it. The author of tool X can then decide if it should be merged in his/her tool.
In alphabetical order (tool. thread name)
- EDAPI. EDAPI: Elite Dangerous API Tool. With Trade Dangerous support.
- EDCE aka edce-client. EDCE: Elite Dangerous Companion Emulator
- EDMC aka EDMarketConnector. Thread. Elite: Dangerous Market Connector
Update: I´ve removed the urls to be in compliance with the FD forum rules. Apply google-fu.
Relevant thread: Any news on the official ED API ?