I am just wondering about if there is an API to get the balance for a specific bitcoin address.
I know there are some sites that allows this http://blockchain.info
sites that lets you get notified if you get money transfered to you.
Those sites are great and a lot of work has gone into those, but are there some API in Java, PHP that lets you hook up the block chain in some way so you can do this on your own.
The regular bitcoin client only allows you to list addresses you own right?
I assume the way those sites work are by processing the block chain and look at each new block. Then insert
all the information into a database so that one can search per bitcoin address.
All that seems like a lot of work to do for some small project. So I am looking for something ready made.
My boss is really strict and wants things done very quickly and cheap. So there is no way of making something from
scratch that takes many months to do.
I am posting this in this in newbies since this is the question I wanted to ask when joining this forum. And this is the
only place I am allowed to post at the moment.
Thank you for any inputs.