6.0 years ago by
One aspect is certainly web-development as mentioned in Alex' comment. However, the other aspect is how to 'remote-control' the application. This is certainly easiest if the application has a Restful interface, such that all control information can be sent via the URL. I didn't find documentation for that (I didn't search thoroughly either), but it is relatively easy to reverse-engineer.
Such URLs also contain a
&hgsid=34567890 session identifier, but they seem to work after removing it as well.
This looks like a general purpose control URL, with easy to spot parameters (use URL encoding). Certainly the stability of such URLs might be an issue, especially if undocumented.
It might be cleaner to install your own genome browser, e.g GBrowse in case you are afraid of the mechanism changing.
Btw: here is the documentation you might be looking for.