Questions tagged [feature-request]

This tag indicates a proposal for a new feature for the Stack Exchange API, or a change to an existing feature.

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Could there be a way to check stats on a key?

I think it would be very helpful if there was a way to get statistics about your own API keys. That way, you could find out which IP addresses were using your app the most. (And if one was abusing it,...
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Document fields that may be not be included in responses

I'd like to see documentation on what fields may not be included in responses or, alternatively, which fields are guaranteed to be included. Currently it's a little confusing because some fields may ...
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Can we not limit requests based on the first one?

According to the answer given to this question, it seems like the API limits requests based on the first one. (Regardless of the presence of a key.) Can this please be changed? It really hinders ...
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Provide a "latest" version for apps that want to keep up

By pointing my application at http://api.stackoverflow.com/n.n/... or possibly http://api.stackoverflow.com/latest/... I could keep up with all the version changes released. Alternate forms to stay ...
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Is there a way to discover what versions are available?

http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help works. http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/help does not. Is there something that returns 0.8 as the most recent version? And/or is there something that lists every ...
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Featured questions API

Can we get an API to get the list of featured questions (/questions/featured)?
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Exclude help requests and redirects from the API limit

Help API requests probably should not count towards the no-key API limit. The most likely usage scenario of the API without a key is when people are trying to learn it, which means reading the help a ...
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Can the server side of the API be open sourced?

I would like to see the open source Stack Exchange clones (OSQA/Shapado) to implement the same API, and this would help considerably.
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Feature Request to Include Gravatar URL for Users API

The result set for the users API does not return the URL for the user's Gravatar. For reference: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help/method?method=users
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Support - Another thing from Meta

We really need to have the support tag as a required tag. Why? Well... What is the syntax for specifying parameters? Is there a way of querying how much of the API limit has been used? Can I apply ...
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Official Status Site/Page/Banner

It would be useful to have an official status displayed somewhere. A banner on all stackapps.com pages, or a specific page that we could view to see the status of the API. Just now I tried to view ...
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Verifying and linking SE users from external sites.

It would be great if you could allow your sites user base to link too their SE userId and this could then be verified. Not sure if there are privacy issues here, but one way would be too include the ...
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API key limit increase support

One of the things that came up in the discussion on this question was the fact that the 10K limits might not be enough for websites that want to use the SE API. It might be a good idea to add a ...
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Api-specific tags

It might be useful to have auto-generated tags for each API and add a link to the tag feed to the help page for that API. This would link directly the API documentation with the relevant discussions ...
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Should there be a discovery API?

It would seem to me that a simple API that return an array of the API base URL and perhaps the common name of the sites that support the API would be valuable. Is this sensible? EDIT: This is what I ...
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What category does a website fit under?

I developed a mobile front end to StackOverflow... and I was wondering what category it fit under... I mean, is it an app? Something else? I think we need an additional category: services.
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MetaStackApps: "Library" Tab

Not sure if this is appropriate here (no Meta site yet), but here goes... I think it'd be a good idea to have a "Library" navigation tab (next to the "Apps tab"), so that people can easily see ...
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Shared app ownership between multiple StackApps users

It would be nice to have the ability to allow multiple SA users to share ownership over one application. Is this something coming down the line?
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