After my last project (Hackaday.io Global Feed Scraper) was made obsolete when the API came out, I decided I should re-do the project - making use of the API this time.
So, I put together a basic PHP script that takes all of the past entries from the global feed and dumps them into a database. Because the API has an hourly rate limit (seems to be somewhere around 1000 hits per key per hour), I added functionality for it to pick up where it left off, building up the database each time the script is run. I set it up to be called once an hour on my server, and after a few hours I had every feed update in my database.
Code is available on github if anyone wants to try it out, otherwise stay tuned for some data analysis in the future.