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I'm creating an app for Windows 10, and I would like to provide a similar experience to the official Android and iOS apps (while keeping my own identity, of course).

One feature seen in the official apps is the “Feed”, which is a combination of the inbox, hot questions from my sites, and other stuff like Careers 2.0. However, I've read the documentation from top to bottom, and I can't find an endpoint for this Feed.

So, is there any way to get the Feed from a third-party app, or is it exclusive to the official apps?

  • Nope. But if you packet sniff the official app, you might be able to discover and use the same endpoint(s). They're usually simple JSON GETs, sometimes websockets. – Brock Adams Sep 18 '16 at 23:57
  • @BrockAdams, I just tried it, and it's a GET request, with an access token and key. Trying to use my keys gives me a 403 error. – Arturo Torres Sánchez Sep 19 '16 at 0:11
  • Did you use your key to get an access token with max permissions? Also, scope the official app's auth call and see if it asks for a hidden permission. – Brock Adams Sep 19 '16 at 0:16
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    @BrockAdams, I checked it, and it gets their tokens from a different endpoint. Instead of using OAuth as explained here, it makes a direct login to mobile.stackexchange.com/1/login. I haven't tested it with my own app, but it seems that this domain is for internal use. – Arturo Torres Sánchez Sep 19 '16 at 0:44
  • Bummer. You can assemble some of the info with existing API paths. Look-for/upvote feature request for the rest. Make a feature request, if needed, on Meta Stack Exchange -- but public API development seems mostly stalled. – Brock Adams Sep 19 '16 at 0:48

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