I recently developed a mobile app using the publicly available API of one of the Stack Exchange sites.

Do I need to obtain permission from Stack Exchange before releasing the app to the public? Can I make money from this (or any other) app that uses the Stack Exchange API? I am trying to be cautious so that I don't end up with regrets.

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No, you don't need permission to use the API commercially so long as you're in compliance with the license the served content is under.

Attribution is required, and if index-able from a search engine additional constraints apply.

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