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How API Keys Work

What are the API request limits? A single IP address can only make a certain number of API requests per day, depending on the presence of a valid API key. Default API daily limits: Key: 10,000 No ...
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Count of API Daily limits on different family sites

API daily limits: Key: 10,000 No Key: 300 How these caps are calculated daily, hitting different family sites? 300/10,000 requests on Stack Overflow + 300/10,000 requests on ...
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What happens if an app becomes super popular?

Will there be provisions for apps to become "sponsored" by SO wherein the limits are removed? Say somebody writes the de-facto iPhone app and it gets 500,000 users, the 10K cap will be hit pretty ...
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Can I register for an API key for an “alpha” site?

I appreciate that you'll want to limit users of the no-key API, however I fear that on a daily basis I might exceed the 300 limit in testing alone. I certainly don't want to hammer the API, but my ...
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PLACEHOLDER - VS2008 and 2010 Plugin [closed]

I'm working on a vs2008 and 2010 addin for the API. (source: mpdreamz.nl) If you have idea's on what you'd want from such an addin let me know! I will put version 0.1 up online on one of the ...
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What's expected from the answers to an app announcement post

The general model is to have the original post be a question and the rest of the posts to be an answer to that question. However, with the apps announcement posts, it seems that this pattern is ...
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Are the Server Fault and Super User domains officially supported by the API?

Are the Server Fault and Super User domains officially supported by the API? I don't find this information in the FAQ, although I can browse http://api.superuser.com/0.8/stats for example. EDIT: ...
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Official IRC channel for stackapps?

Since this site exists to support people working on Stack Exchange applications, it would be nice if an 'official' IRC channel existed that people could visit to get help, discuss their applications, ...
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Can I apply the API Key first and do the application later?

I don't have an application to submit at the moment, but can I apply the key first?
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What's with the reputation here on Stack Apps?

This site is only a couple of hours old, yet there are 33 users with over 2000 rep and 9 with over 4000. Are these values holdovers from dev.meta.stackoverflow.com, where everyone started out with ...
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Is dev.meta.stackoverflow.com gone?

Sorry If I am posting in wrong place, but when I try to login to dev.meta.stackoverflow.com today, I got password protected page and looks like previous password is not valid anymore.
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Is it appropriate to register for a “Dev” app key?

When an app is in early development stages, it is quite common not to have an Icon, a Name, a Website, or even a description. I'm considering registering one key which I could use in all my Alpha ...
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Are wrappers considered applications?

I went to get an API key for my StackOverflow C++ wrapper, and discovered that this involves registering an "application". Does the wrapper count as an app?
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API Documentation and Help

Method List All API methods can be found at https://api.stackexchange.com/docs. Global Method Parameters All methods accept the following parameters: type=jsontext: responds with mime-type text/...
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Image Based Flair (Downloadable Implementation [v2.1])

Image Based Flair I have created an implementation of flair which generates an image of your current reputation automatically. It is currently using PHP GD. Download Source (Version 2.1 - 2009-08-...
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Reputation Tracker now covers SOFU, Meta SO and Programmers SE

I don't know if anyone's actually using my Reputation Tracker tool, but it now lets you select which sites you want to see reputation for. For example, the URL for me to find out how I've done today ...