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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/json. ...
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SVG Versions of the Logos

Legal guidelines for using these trademarked Icons Icons Download SVG Download SVG Download SVG Download SVG Download SVG Download SVG Download SVG Packages If you want to download a ZIP ...
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How API Keys Work (FAQ)

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 Key:...
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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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Why I think Area51 needs an API.

Okay, I have to admit that I never dreamed I would be advocating an API for Area51. But here I am doing it :) I think we need an API for Area51. Granted, the whole concept of questions and answers is ...
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List of API client libraries grouped by programming language

This question serves as an organized reference of client libraries available for the Stack Exchange API. This is intended to be an all-inclusive list of libraries, so if you develop a library, feel ...
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Draft Specification for API v2.0

We've started working on the next version of the Stack Exchange API. The current draft specification is available, and we'd like to hear your feedback! The headlining feature for this release is ...
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What's the next Script/App/Library of the Month?

Now that we have a Community Bulletin, we use it to highlight questions (more precisely scripts/apps/libraries) which deserve to be highlighted. All we ♦ moderators need to do is slap a featured tag ...
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Changing the display of the apps tab

We're looking at changing the front page of Stack Apps to look more like a proper app "marketplace" and less like a run of the mill Stack Exchange site. Proposal (third draft) This would ...
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Can I use "StackOverflow" in the title of my website?

According to the little tooltip I get when registering an app, Do not: Use any of the full names for our websites in the name of your website or application. By full name, do you mean "...
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What to do about the tsunami of placeholder apps created because of a poorly written tutorial?

Last months, we're seeing more and more placeholder apps created by people who are following a certain Android tutorial. I'm not going to give examples because it's really hard not seeing them. I feel ...
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Register for the Stack Exchange V2.0 API Private Beta

It's getting to be that time (actually, it's about a month later than I'd hoped but still!), API V2.0 is shaping up and we're spending more and more time on UI polish rather than functionality. So let'...
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What is an oAuth domain

What is the oAuth domain that is mentioned in the StackApps app registration form? I googled it but couldn't find a good description.
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Android app for Stack Overflow

Is there any android app for Stack Overflow available? Which basic features must I include if I develop this app? Ideas are appreciated.
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API Endpoint Changes Coming In Version 2.0

As work has progressed on the upcoming second version of our API, we've come to a bit of an impasse that's going to force a semi-radical change. Here's the root of the issue: once you've gotten an ...
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What is SOAPI and why should I care?

Let me answer the last question first: Why should you care? You shouldn't care unless you are a .NET or JavaScript coder who can leverage robust client access libraries for the Stack Exchange API ...
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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 ...
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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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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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How to convert unix timestamp to .NET DateTime

What is the format of the "creation_date" that is returned from a search of questions? I've been looking all over here and can't figure it out. I want to convert it to a regular DateTime ...
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Is there a way of querying how much of the API limit has been used?

Twitter has the ability as part of its API to query the current rate limit status. Going to this url will show you how many requests can be made before the limit is reached: {"remaining_hits":150, ...
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iStack for iPad

iStack iPad currently isn't available on the appstore, it's in development as is getting towards the end of the first version. I'm now starting to look for beta testers, you will need an iPad device,...
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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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Prevent that posts tagged with app or library enter Community Wiki mode when the owner edits it 8 times

I've edited my App 8 times and my question has switched automatically to Community Wiki (I'm aware that it's reported in the faq). The main reason of these many edits is my shaky english, but I can ...
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Can we get access to key-usage metrics?

Will developers ever get a chance to see how often their app key is being used? Or how many unique IPs are used the key? Or any other random metrics that might be interesting?
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What's the etiquette for answers/comments on an app "question"?

Since everything I list below could be acceptable when there is so much to discuss, is there an accepted etiquette to what "answers" should address in relation to app "questions"? ...
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How to call the API via JSONP in Plain Old JavaScript

This tips demonstrates how to call the API in JavaScript without the need of jQuery or other frameworks. In a lot of cases you will find that the JSONP implementations provided in various frameworks ...
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API V2 Musings: What would you like to see

Answers should take the form of feature requests/modifications that are either obviously beyond the scope of v1 and or have been status-declined or status-deferred They will be indexed here in the Q.
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Is it safe to assume the API will be at api.<DOMAIN>?

I'm writing an application that will eventually allow you to use it for any StackExchange site. Thus, I'm allowing users to input the domains of the sites they want to use (e.g. stackoverflow.com). I'...
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API V2.0 Public Beta Begins

As has been announced, we're starting the public beta and spinning up a contest (as we did with V1.0). As such, some of the guidelines for the private beta no longer apply. The api-v2-beta tag no ...
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Deprecating API V1.x

API V2.0 has been out and pretty stable for about 3 months now, and we've become pretty confident in it. Additionally, API V2.0 consumption has now grown past the V1.x family. Now seems like a good ...
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What ideas do you have for the API?

Having created 3 applications and a wrapper for the API, I am beginning to run out of ideas for things to create. So here is where you come in... If you can come up with a good idea for an app (and I ...
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Should we add a "this site is not affiliated to Stack Overflow.." disclaimer to our website app?

I've checked legal section but it does not say anything specific of this aspect apart from: Do feel free to explain that your product is built on the Stack Exchange platform so people understand your ...
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Request Throttling Limits

What are permissible requests "speeds?" The API will cut you off if you make more than 30 requests over 5 seconds to any single endpoint (currently 30 requests per second, https://api....
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How to find libraries that are compatible with a certain API release on Stack Apps?

This has become a bit of a concern for me with the upcoming beta for v2.0 of the API. The problem is simple: if someone wants to know what version of the API a library is compatible with (or at least ...
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API V2 Private Beta Begins

It's about time this thing got under way. If you're participating in the private beta, you should receive an email to that effect. If you were also a member of the V1.0 private beta, you'll notice ...
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Separate Request Quotas for Authorized [app]s

Imagine, if you will, you have a popular [app] hosted on a cloud computing service which is also used by a number of other [app]s. If this service forces clients to share IPs (and they all do, in ...
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Stackoverflow as an app on Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Phone 7?

Do you know of an app for Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Phone 7 that let me use stackoverflow.com and hast most (if not all) features of the site itself. Maybe there is one currently in development? ...
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Getting your [app] to show up in the AppStore

We've got a couple of [app]s out there for various iProducts: GeeQe StackUp Six to Eight But searching for "Stack Overflow" or "Stack Exchange" only finds StackUp (of the above) in the AppStore*. ...
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How to format time since xxx e.g. "4 minutes ago" similar to Stack Exchange sites

function timeSince(date) { var seconds = Math.floor((new Date() - date) / 1000); var interval = Math.floor(seconds / 31536000); if (interval > 1) { return interval + " years";...
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Are there any restrictions on using icons/look-and-feel from the site(s)?

Can I haz non-logo icons from the site(s)? I'm designing an app and my plan, assuming it pleases the court, is to use some of the icons/look-and-feel from the site. For example: The green and red ...
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Acceptable Use of Copyrighted Logos/Names?

Are any/some/all of the following considered acceptable use of the site names and logos? I know that there is no "official policy" yet regarding this, but I figured I would show some ...
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Should we adjust the format of the dev-tip questions early on?

Update: I've 'averaged' the few answers and comments and included the respective result below each question (all results are executed accordingly for some time already in most dev-tip posts). The ...
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How to monitor questions for answers?

I am really struggling with this one... Given a user ID, how can I monitor questions that that user has asked for new answers? I'm worried the solution will look something like this: Get all ...
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Could/Should the API evolve more agile rather than being blocked by v2 writing (and authentication) features?

The activity on Stack Apps has dwindled noticeably; this might be a topic for its own discussion, however I'd like to revisit the API roadmap beforehand to set a proper stage and expectations in this ...
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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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The API v0.9 2010.06.24.002 as seen by SOAPI

Stack Overflow API as seen by the SOAPI parser and code generator: With the API freeze, changes to the vast API should slow to a trickle, making manual maintenance possible. At this milestone, I have ...
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Standardized set of sort icons?

Can we (anyone who is interested) create a "standard" set of icons that represent the various sorting methods available? That way, we'll have a set of universally recognized icons. That means we'll ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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api 2.0 - any plans to bring SE sites closer together?

I've been re-reading api 2.0 roadmap and thinking what might be useful to have there. I don't care much about authentification, and even less about write access. But what would really reduce amount ...
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