Is Zoom.it API down, or is it just me?

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I'm receiving this error from the Zoomit API:

{"status":503,"statusText":"Service Unavailable","retryAfter":5,"error":"We cannot process your URL at this time. Please wait a few moments before trying again."}

This has been going on for some time. Is the service currently down, or is it possible this is a problem on my side?
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Jeffrey Licht

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Posted 7 years ago

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alecpm

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It appears that the API is returning 503 responses to all new image requests. If a request is made for an image URL that is already in the system, it returns the expected 301 redirect. It would be great if someone could look into this.
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Nathanael Lawrence

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As long as Microsoft is leaving it online it would be helpful if someone made sure that it still functions, however Live Labs and their teams were dismantled over 3 years ago now and many of the employees are not even at Microsoft any longer.

For an open source alternative worked on by some of the guys who worked on zoom.it like Aseem Kishore and Daniel Gasienica and Seadragon like Ian Gilman, take a look at https://github.com/zoomhub/zoomhub and http://openseadragon.github.io/
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alecpm

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I'm very intrigued by zoomhub, but it appears there is, as yet no implemented API. Is there anywhere I can find out more about the status of that project?
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Nathanael Lawrence

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You can get in touch with Daniel, Aseem, and Ian on twitter and go from there.

You can also talk shop with the devs on the project's standard GitHub issue tracker