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Account Balance Web Service

By: linuxdoc | 23-08-2019 23:07

Web service for account balance queries. Would use something like http get query with username, password and a web service key token to stop brute force attacks etc.

Would return balance (in £), goodybag remaining mins, remaining texts, remaining data and expiry.

I want to integrate my GiffGaff account balance into software on my laptop. Would be handy just to query a web service and get data returned in a consistent format so I can display account balance etc on my laptop's top status bar.


by: iqbal92307
on: 15-09-2019 12:18


by: ungourin
on: 13-09-2019 08:28

giffgaff show us loads of ways

by: linuxdoc
on: 13-09-2019 06:28

Yes, there are many easy ways to get your balance, but only from your mobile handset. To do it automatically from A.N. Other IP-connected device you'd have to write script to negotiate the HTTPS cert exchange, the login and then parse a large amount of HTTP data to get your balance from the Dashboard on the web. It would be nice to get your balance returned say in JSON format, and I can't see it'd be too hard to implement on GiffGaff's side -- **** I'll even do it for them if they give me a VM and DB connection details! :)

At the moment, I'm still using a handset to obtain my balance and using the wonderful Tasker and SSH plugin to dump my balance data into my laptop, which is fine, but the web service would be nicer and neater :)

by: erzse49
on: 10-09-2019 16:56

I like this idea

by: erzse49
on: 10-09-2019 16:49

I like this idea

by: mijthebarber
on: 09-09-2019 09:13

Won't be used

by: gvmhb
on: 07-09-2019 07:48

Sorry, I'm not supporting this.

by: tabedin
on: 05-09-2019 11:34

good idea

by: bertiebat
on: 03-09-2019 19:30

Sounds interesting and can't see it too complicated to do so I will support to see what giffgaff say.

by: mcilwraith
on: 03-09-2019 14:11

its so easy to get your balance.no need for any new services