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API Documentation and Help

Method List All API methods can be found at https://api.stackexchange.com/docs. Global Method Parameters All methods accept the following parameters: type=jsontext: responds with mime-type ...
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SVG Versions of the Logos

Legal guidelines for using these trademarked Icons Icons Download SVG Download SVG Download SVG Download SVG Download SVG Download SVG Download SVG Packages If you want to ...
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Image Based Flair (Downloadable Implementation [v2.1])

Image Based Flair I have created an implementation of flair which generates an image of your current reputation automatically. It is currently using PHP GD. Download Source (Version 2.1 - ...
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How API Keys Work

What are the API request limits? A single IP address can only make a certain number of API requests per day, depending on the presence of a valid API key. Default API daily limits: Key: 10,000 No ...
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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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List of API client libraries grouped by programming language

This question serves as an organized reference of client libraries available for the Stack Exchange API. This is intended to be an all-inclusive list of libraries, so if you develop a library, feel ...
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Why I think Area51 needs an API.

Okay, I have to admit that I never dreamed I would be advocating an API for Area51. But here I am doing it :) I think we need an API for Area51. Granted, the whole concept of questions and answers is ...
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Changing the display of the apps tab

We're looking at changing the front page of Stack Apps to look more like a proper app "marketplace" and less like a run of the mill Stack Exchange site. Proposal (third draft) This would replace ...
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Can I use “StackOverflow” in the title of my website?

According to the little tooltip I get when registering an app, Do not: Use any of the full names for our websites in the name of your website or application. By full name, do you mean ...
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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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What is SOAPI and why should I care?

Let me answer the last question first: Why should you care? You shouldn't care unless you are a .NET or JavaScript coder who can leverage robust client access libraries for the Stack Exchange API ...
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Android app for stackoverflow

is there any android app for stackoverflow available? which basic features i must include if i develope this app? Ideas appreciated.
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Can we get access to key-usage metrics?

Will developers ever get a chance to see how often their app key is being used? Or how many unique IPs are used the key? Or any other random metrics that might be interesting?
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Is there a way of querying how much of the API limit has been used?

Twitter has the ability as part of its API to query the current rate limit status. Going to this url will show you how many requests can be made before the limit is reached: {"remaining_hits":150, ...
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iStack for iPad

iStack iPad currently isn't available on the appstore, it's in development as is getting towards the end of the first version. I'm now starting to look for beta testers, you will need an iPad ...
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Prevent that posts tagged with app or library enter Community Wiki mode when the owner edits it 8 times

I've edited my App 8 times and my question has switched automatically to Community Wiki (I'm aware that it's reported in the faq). The main reason of these many edits is my shaky english, but I can ...
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Are wrappers considered applications?

I went to get an API key for my StackOverflow C++ wrapper, and discovered that this involves registering an "application". Does the wrapper count as an app?
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Is it appropriate to register for a “Dev” app key?

When an app is in early development stages, it is quite common not to have an Icon, a Name, a Website, or even a description. I'm considering registering one key which I could use in all my Alpha ...
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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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Is it safe to assume the API will be at api.<DOMAIN>?

I'm writing an application that will eventually allow you to use it for any StackExchange site. Thus, I'm allowing users to input the domains of the sites they want to use (e.g. stackoverflow.com). ...
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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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Reputation Tracker now covers SOFU, Meta SO and Programmers SE

I don't know if anyone's actually using my Reputation Tracker tool, but it now lets you select which sites you want to see reputation for. For example, the URL for me to find out how I've done today ...
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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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What's with the reputation here on Stack Apps?

This site is only a couple of hours old, yet there are 33 users with over 2000 rep and 9 with over 4000. Are these values holdovers from dev.meta.stackoverflow.com, where everyone started out with ...
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How to find libraries that are compatible with a certain API release on Stack Apps?

This has become a bit of a concern for me with the upcoming beta for v2.0 of the API. The problem is simple: if someone wants to know what version of the API a library is compatible with (or at least ...
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What ideas do you have for the API?

Having created 3 applications and a wrapper for the API, I am beginning to run out of ideas for things to create. So here is where you come in... If you can come up with a good idea for an app (and I ...
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Should we adjust the format of the dev-tip questions early on?

Update: I've 'averaged' the few answers and comments and included the respective result below each question (all results are executed accordingly for some time already in most dev-tip posts). The ...
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What's the etiquette for answers/comments on an app “question” on stackapps.com?

Since the stackapps FAQ doesn't really address this, and everything I list below could be acceptable when there is so much to discuss, is there an accepted etiquette to what "answers" should address ...
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Stackoverflow as an app on Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Phone 7?

Do you know of an app for Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Phone 7 that let me use stackoverflow.com and hast most (if not all) features of the site itself. Maybe there is one currently in development? ...
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How to format time since xxx e.g. “4 minutes ago” similar to Stack Exchange sites

function timeSince(date) { var seconds = Math.floor((new Date() - date) / 1000); var interval = Math.floor(seconds / 31536000); if (interval > 1) { return interval + " ...
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Deprecating API V1.x

API V2.0 has been out and pretty stable for about 3 months now, and we've become pretty confident in it. Additionally, API V2.0 consumption has now grown past the V1.x family. Now seems like a good ...
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How to convert unix timestamp to .NET DateTime

Hi, What is the format of the "creation_date" that is returned from a search of questions? I've been looking all over here and can't figure it out. I want to convert it to a regular DateTime object. ...
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Should we add a “this site is not affiliated to Stack Overflow..” disclaimer to our website app?

I've checked legal section but it does not say anything specific of this aspect apart from: Do feel free to explain that your product is built on the Stack Exchange platform so people understand your ...
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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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Count of API Daily limits on different family sites

API daily limits: Key: 10,000 No Key: 300 How these caps are calculated daily, hitting different family sites? 300/10,000 requests on Stack Overflow + 300/10,000 requests ...
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Will there be a “last call” when the API is about to be released?

I understand the contest ends when version 1.0 of the API will be released, but will there be any indication when this time comes? So that you know you can allocate one last weekend for final fixes?
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How to batch up multiple id requests to maximize economy and still avoid (400) Bad Request [closed]

Update: All of our grumblings and the unbearable beauty of our workarounds resulted in this issue being fixed last week. You can now send 100 id in one request and receive 100 responses. See ...
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Standardized set of sort icons?

Can we (anyone who is interested) create a "standard" set of icons that represent the various sorting methods available? That way, we'll have a set of universally recognized icons. That means we'll ...
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Separate Request Quotas for Authorized [app]s

Imagine, if you will, you have a popular [app] hosted on a cloud computing service which is also used by a number of other [app]s. If this service forces clients to share IPs (and they all do, in ...
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How to call the API via JSONP in Plain Old JavaScript

This tips demonstrates how to call the API in JavaScript without the need of jQuery or other frameworks. In a lot of cases you will find that the JSONP implementations provided in various frameworks ...
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Are there any high resolution/scalable (SVG) icons or images available?

It would be nice to give community-developed apps a familiar look and feel. With that in mind, do the SE sites have any high-resolution or scalable icons and images that we can use? I'm not really ...
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How to monitor questions for answers?

I am really struggling with this one... Given a user ID, how can I monitor questions that that user has asked for new answers? I'm worried the solution will look something like this: Get all ...
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Are apps created from the CC data dump ok to add?

I've created a few apps in the past using the CC data dumps that I can't move over to the API at this point. It seems like the stackapps site is meant to be the place to find apps for Stack Exchange ...
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The API v0.9 2010.06.24.002 as seen by SOAPI

Stack Overflow API as seen by the SOAPI parser and code generator: With the API freeze, changes to the vast API should slow to a trickle, making manual maintenance possible. At this milestone, I have ...
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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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List of example questions

Since it's hard to find examples of questions with various attributes, maybe we can turn this into a reference? Here's the problem: I want to try out the locked_date attribute in one of my apps, but ...
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Getting your [app] to show up in the AppStore

We've got a couple of [app]s out there for various iProducts: GeeQe StackUp Six to Eight But searching for "Stack Overflow" or "Stack Exchange" only finds StackUp (of the above) in the AppStore*. ...
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What are the min and max parameters?

Several of the api methods (e.g. questions) have min and max parameters with the following description: min (optional) Minimum of the range to include in the current . number ...
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What happens if an app becomes super popular?

Will there be provisions for apps to become "sponsored" by SO wherein the limits are removed? Say somebody writes the de-facto iPhone app and it gets 500,000 users, the 10K cap will be hit pretty ...