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My Apps:

  • StackInbox - Global Inbox notifications on Mac.
  • StackAsk - iPhone/iPad app to ask StackExchange questions from

I'm a 19 year old university student from the UK who is learning my way around the programming world. Interested in physics, electronics and IT as well. My aim in life to get somewhere in programming or become an astrophysicist, and live into 2100 :D

I've made a few tweaks for jailbroken iOS.

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Jul
9
comment StackExchange API /sites/ does not return all the sites
It would be really nice if a few other endpoints had unbounded pagesizes (like getting a users associated accounts, which is limited to the number if sites just like /sites is)
Feb
17
comment Mark inbox items as read.
not a duplicate because now the API is not read only.
Feb
14
comment Use case for /render endpoints?
Wouldn't it just be simpler to render the markdown locally?
Nov
22
comment StackInbox - a Chrome/Firefox Extension that Preserves New Stack Exchange Inbox Messages Until They Are Actually Read
+1 This should be the default behaviour on SE...
Oct
13
comment How can my app authenticate users with only a Stack Overflow account, using the Stack Exchange OAuth API 2.1?
I thought there was no such thing as just Stackoverflow accounts anymore. every user has a stackexchange network account, but can choose which site specific "accounts" they have. The API works on the network account, so even if the user has only ever used stackoverflow they still have a network account and can use the API.
Oct
11
comment More Global Methods?
do you mean 3x30, or results from each site mixed into one set of 30?
Oct
8
comment StackKit: an API framework for Cocoa
Phone dialer? Was that for dialup? or could you phone people from Macs?
Jul
21
comment Link field on notification type
Ah right, I was stripping all the HTML, probably should have checked the raw data more thoroughly before posting. But it seems most (if not all) notifications only have one link in them? Would it be possible to add a link field and have it contain the link that is in the body?
Jul
20
comment Link field on notification type
But why is this inconsistent with many 2.0 items. link was introduced to avoid having to build the URL yourself?
Jul
11
comment Official Stack Exchange Test App
This sounds fun :)
Jun
3
comment Installing user scripts on site?
Well if they have the same security restrictions, then won't the potential for abuse will be the same? If that's the case then can't the approving be the same as it is now, anything goes apart from malicious scripts. In fact by making them installable on the site stackexchange can then block them, like apps can be blocked by key.
May
23
comment Can we have the display_name field in the /me/associated route?
I wonder if Kevin doesn't reply because he doesn't see them (there's been a lot of Off Topic questions lately), it would be nice to be able to @ping him, from anywhere.
May
22
comment Correct user behaviour when /me returns no items
Well write access with accounts isn't supported with the API, and creating accounts kind of falls under that, so you are stuck with constructing the URL manually, the URL won't really change unless theres a massive overhaul of the network, which is very rare. Once the user has logged in to their OpenID the site should become aware of the SE profile.
May
22
comment Correct user behaviour when /me returns no items
Why don't you like sending them to site/users/login what other option are you looking for?
May
22
comment Can we have the display_name field in the /me/associated route?
Really it should return the full user object, and just allow you to select which fields you want using filters.
May
18
comment What's the best way to get all available data related to a user's reputation?
If you use an app key the 300 request limit, is bumped up to 10,000 requests (per day per user). You can request the last 100 reputation changes, and work out which day they fall on yourself by doing something like api.stackexchange.com/2.0/users/191463/… Then you can set the page parameter to get the next 100 (though you'd have to be wary of duplicates or missing out rep changes over the page break, if the user increases their reputation between your requests, you can do it solely on dates to avoid this)
May
16
comment StackInbox v2.2 - Inbox client for Mac (Now with notifications)
@Alex, sorry it is a bug, you'll have to go into the app preferences and untick then retick the menu bar option. You'll only have to do this once. But I will fix it (and the help menu crash) as soon as I can, which will be in 3 weeks as I have exams currently.
May
16
comment StackInbox v2.2 - Inbox client for Mac (Now with notifications)
@AlexCoplan. that was the case in a previous version, are you sure you have downloaded the latest version?
May
9
comment Why are Meta sites' “site_state” = “linked_meta”?
Meta.SO is not listed as a meta site at all in the API, not in site_type or site_state. the two fields are duplicates concerning meta sites.
Apr
28
comment StackAsk - Ask questions from iPhone and iPad - Now free on App Store!
@zeliboba, good idea :) I've implemented this and it will be the upcoming update.