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According to Getting Started with the API, the 10K cap is per-IP address. Thus, the API limit for an iPhone app would be per user, not for the whole app.
Just set pagesize in the URL, like: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/tags?pagesize=10&order=desc&sort=popular&site=stackoverflow
Note: I'm the author of stack.PHP. You're likely running into rate limit issues. The API only allows you to make som many requests per second. Quoting from the question I linked to: The API will cut you off if you make more than 30 requests over 5 seconds to any single endpoint. Based on past experience, what you need to do is make sure that there is ...
Alright, here's what we're going to try. First off, we're not giving hard guarantees as to the maximum length of strings returned. Such a guarantee could create a situation where we might have to release an API revision just to accommodate increased text limits on the trilogy sites, or one - which is equally bad - where the API would return truncated ...
The payload seems to be limited to 3000 characters by the Stack Exchange engine itself: However, the actual field returned by the API may be longer, as the user's 3000, markdown characters are expanded into HTML. As stated in "Can we have maximum length of string in API help pages?", the API itself enforces no length limits on the data and... we'...
Yes, explicitly working around the quota system would be considered abuse. Simply shipping an application that makes requests against both V1.x and V2.0 isn't, though I wouldn't encourage it (outside of the narrow case of moving an existing V1.x app onto V2.0 over multiple releases). Also, remember that V1.x's days are numbered. Once we're confident in 2....
The ip, and user/app-pair quotas are separate in V1.x and V2.0. The "30 simultaneous requests" throttle is not, as it's a DOS counter measure.
Update: Evidence now suggests that the API quota rolls over at a unique time for each app. 24 hours after that app-key, plus IP, combination made its first API call. See this chat message. The quota does reset every 24 hours, but the time seems to wander is custom for every app-instance. Some years ago, I seem to remember it resetting around midnight ...
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