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. Sep 18, 2016 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. Sep 19, 2016 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. Sep 19, 2016 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. Sep 19, 2016 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. Sep 19, 2016 at 0:48


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