I am working on an applet to for Cairo-Dock, to check the user's StackExchange inbox. Right now I've worked around this by using the genuwine json feed, but that's not stable since posts are marked as read each time the URL is requested.
So the API v. 2.0 provides authentication. In this case--a desktop application--would require implicit authentication. From what I understand, one should first register the application (or the client), to obtain a
redirect_uri. The documentation is not clear however as to how one registers the application and gets the ID.
Could you advise?