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Sure! There are plenty of apps that are not websites.


Totally agree. You need a way to "deactivate" a key. For sure.


You don't need an API key until your app goes live. For small traffic amounts (under 300 requests/day) you can use the API without the key to test your app: Do I need an API key? A single IP can only make a limited number of requests per day to the API. This limit is determined at first request time, and is dependent upon the presence of an API key. ...


If you revisit your app registration, you can edit and update it. So, once you need a key for development purposes go ahead and register one and just fill in more information as you're able. Don't register an "all purpose" dev key, keep it per app.


Register an API key for the application anyway. You can always go back and edit information later. The main thing behind the API keys is that you should limit it to 1 per potential/realized application. It would be bad if you made a developer API key and suddenly all 10 of your apps are using the same key. When they say that no-key is for testing, they ...


Don't register for a key until you need it. See "How API Keys Work" for more about API keys.


See this post for our policies related to API Keys and quotas.

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