This tag is for questions about the Stack Exchange API version 2.

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Stack Alert [Google Chrome Extension] - Keep tabs on your inbox without needing to have a Stack Exchange site open.

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Could the /tags API return minimal information about synonyms?

It would be very helpful if the /tags API could provide at least a bare minimum of information about tag synonyms. Either: Number of synonyms the tag has, if any. Or a true/false flag for tags which ...
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Authentication Statistics are the same for all apps

I know the stats are new, I'm not sure if they are still in development. But they are identical for the 3 apps I have registered, given that the app's id is in the URL of the stats page, I guess the ...
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Quota remaining is negative

I think I must be doing something very stupid, that I just can't see I just registered an app, in the last ~10 minutes. I have just been going to the /info route, no authentication or anything else. ...
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No views_per_day in /info route?

I'm not particularly crying over it, just curious why the views_per_day field was dropped?
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Fairly subtle filter bug between 8 am and 10 pm UTC Dec. 29th

This is a public service announcement about a bug that most people probably didn't notice, but might be biting you pretty hard about now. Between 8 AM and 10 PM UTC December 29th, filters generated ...
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Example of inbox items?

Would it be possible to get an example of each type returned by the inbox, Eg careers messages, and whatever meta questions are. Do careers invites/chat messages/etc have ids? And what is their site? ...
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2.0 tags API returns only created tags

Searching for tags, using the inname parameter AND a date range returns only the tags that were created in that period, not the tags that were used in that period. When searching by inname only, or ...
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What are the possible errors returned from authentication?

The title pretty much says it all, I couldn't find in the Authentication doc much about the errors (other than the HTTP code will be 400)?
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How about a regex filter in the tags API?

The tags API has a "filter" parameter but it only matches the exact substring in the parameter in the tags. On Travel we have one kind of tags, IATA airport codes (SYD for Sydney, SFO for San ...
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What is the “inname” parameter to the /tags 2.0 API?

I'm just playing with the new 2.0 API and in /tags there is a field inname that I can't find any description or documentation for. What does it do? Is it like the old filter parameter on the old API? ...
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Access token quota

The documentation says that each user gets 5 distinct quotas of 10,000 requests per 24 hours, and as I interpret it, per app. If an application does have an access_token, then the application is ...
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Once authorized, is there a way to auto-login with a browser?

Assuming I've created an app that authenticates the user against api-v2, is there a method to get a token or cookie that I can pass to a browser instance set to load a stack exchange site that will ...
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API V2.0 Public Beta Begins

As has been announced, we're starting the public beta and spinning up a contest (as we did with V1.0). As such, some of the guidelines for the private beta no longer apply. The api-v2-beta tag no ...
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Removing/disallowing app does nothing

I have just deleted/disallowed, the console app and the app I'm currently writing. For the console the access token I was using before deleting the app carried on working, and when I got a new token, ...
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Auth dialog improvements (who's logged in, etc)

The auth dialog (client side) could do with a bit of improvement. Specifically, showing the currently logged in user, and a link saying "not you?". Facebook does this and allows you log in as someone ...
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Invalidating access token vs de auth app?

Other that invalidating an access token doesn't remove the app from the apps tab (why not?) whats the difference between these two methods?
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Removing StackExchange dropdown and mobile version of auth dialog

Would it be possible to remove the StackExchange drop down (hot questions, sites, inbox) from the Auth dialog? Typically when displaying dialog, you don't want the user to start browsing questions ...
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What are the paging parameters to the info method used for?

As far as I can tell, there can only be one info object returned from the info method, so why does the method take page and page_size?
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Policy on shipping working examples that use the explicit authentication flow in an SDK?

I'd like to ship a working example of using the explicit authentication flow in Stack.PHP. I have no trouble embedding the API key and app ID in the example. The problem lies in embedding the client ...
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Point of /users/{id}/inbox?

What is the need for the user ID in: https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/user-inbox Given that it will only return the inbox of the authenticated user, and deny a mismatching user id. The only needed ...
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API v2.0 Developing desktop app

If I am developing a client side application, what kind of domain should I provide to 0Auth callback? Can it be a custom application-centric scheme (like myapp://oauthcallback/)?
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Secure OAuth pages contain insecure content.

I noticed that some of the OAuth pages use insecure content (http:// content on an https:// page): I'm not sure how easy this is to fix but it could potentially scare off some users who don't ...
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Am I out of luck if my http client doesn't support gzip decoding?

I'm playing with the oauth2 support in v2-beta with an http client that doesn't support gzip decoding. (My client is http spec compliant but can't deal with the non-compliance of the api on this ...
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API V2 Private Beta Begins

It's about time this thing got under way. If you're participating in the private beta, you should receive an email to that effect. If you were also a member of the V1.0 private beta, you'll notice ...
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Register for the Stack Exchange V2.0 API Private Beta

It's getting to be that time (actually, it's about a month later than I'd hoped but still!), API V2.0 is shaping up and we're spending more and more time on UI polish rather than functionality. So ...
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API Endpoint Changes Coming In Version 2.0

As work has progressed on the upcoming second version of our API, we've come to a bit of an impasse that's going to force a semi-radical change. Here's the root of the issue: once you've gotten an ...
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Draft Specification for API v2.0

We've started working on the next version of the Stack Exchange API. The current draft specification is available, and we'd like to hear your feedback! The headlining feature for this release is ...
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Get a list of required tags for site

How can I get the tags which are required, (fulfills_required = true) for each site? Like order/filter the tags route to show the fulfills_required tags first?
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api 2.0 - any plans to bring SE sites closer together?

I've been re-reading api 2.0 roadmap and thinking what might be useful to have there. I don't care much about authentification, and even less about write access. But what would really reduce amount ...
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Announcing API version 1.1

As has been announced on the blog, we're rolling out a minor revision of our existing read-only API. While the blog post gives some high level details, I figured [app] developers would appreciate ...
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Could/Should the API evolve more agile rather than being blocked by v2 writing (and authentication) features?

The activity on Stack Apps has dwindled noticeably; this might be a topic for its own discussion, however I'd like to revisit the API roadmap beforehand to set a proper stage and expectations in this ...
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Selective API oriented transcript fragment of Jeffs Code Camp Video Interview.

This is a very selective API oriented transcript fragment of Jeffs Code Camp Video Interview: Purpose Please note that this transcript fragment is mainly a supporting post to decrease the length of ...
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Will there be another contest when Stack API 2.0 is close to release?

Considering Stack API 2.0 will probably focus a lot on administration and write features, I think it would be a good idea to have another contest.
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Stack.PHP - Powerful and Extensive Library for Accessing the Stack Exchange API - Including Full Support for v2.0.

Don't know where to start? Begin by checking out the Stack.PHP website. Then head over here for a quick tutorial on setting up and using Stack.PHP. About Why you should use ...
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API V2 Musings: What would you like to see

Answers should take the form of feature requests/modifications that are either obviously beyond the scope of v1 and or have been status-declined or status-deferred They will be indexed here in the Q. ...
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New Q! - Google Chrome Extension notifies you of new questions of interest and inbox messages (now with API v2.0!)

Screenshots A new question notification in Chrome 6 in Windows XP A new answer and a new question notification on Mac OS X. About New Q! is a Google Chrome browser extension that notifies ...
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StackPrinter: The Stack Exchange Printer Suite

UPDATE: Version 1.1 - MySE section, PrettyPrint, StackPrinter API Screenshot App Homepage Printable view About http://www.stackprinter.com StackPrinter is a website that pulls the ...
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Stacky - A .NET client library (Full support for API v2.0)

Stacky - A .NET Client Library The same great library now supports the 2.0 API! https://bitbucket.org/lfoust/stacky Sample Code IUrlClient urlClient = new UrlClient(); IProtocol protocol = new ...