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How to list your application/library/wrapper/script here

If you've created an application, script, or library for use on the Stack Exchange network, that's fantastic! Now publicize it by creating a question with the correct tag: app https://stackapps.com/...
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OBSOLETE - Soapi.CS : A fully relational fluent .NET Stack Exchange API client library

Soapi.CS for .Net / Silverlight / Windows Phone 7 / Mono as easy as breathing...: var context = new ApiContext(apiKey).Initialize(false); Question thisPost = context.Official .StackApps ....
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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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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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Stack.PHP - Powerful and Extensive Library for Accessing the Stack Exchange API - Including Full Support for v2.0.

Don't know where to start? Begin by checking out the Stack.PHP website. Then head over here for a quick tutorial on setting up and using Stack.PHP. About Why you should use Stack.PHP: Stack....
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OBSOLETE - Soapi.JS : fluent JavaScript client library for the Stack Exchange API

OBSOLETE This library uses the old API, and the soapi.info domain doesn't work anymore. There's still an archive on CodePlex. Soapi.js If you are looking for a full featured, compact JavaScript ...
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API "Hello World" code

The Stack Exchange API is based on HTTP and URLs, just like the web page you're browsing now. Except instead of HTML, the responses are all in JSON. Let's say we wanted to call the /info method: https:...
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Stack Overflow Extras (SOX)

SOX v2.8.0 Stack Overflow Extras (SOX) is a project that stemmed from the Stack Overflow Optional Features (SOOF) project. The SOX userscript adds a bunch of optional features to all sites in the ...
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How to strip out certain fields from the Stack Exchange API, JSON response?

I want to fetch all my favorite questions on Stackoverflow.com and dump them as JSON. I used this API path: /2.1/users/1310070/favorites?fromdate=1382486400&site=stackoverflow But it is ...
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AutoReviewComments - Pro-forma comments for SE

No more re-typing the same comments over and over! This script adds a little 'auto' link next to all comments boxes. When you click the link, you see a popup with 6 configurable auto-comments (canned ...
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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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Stack Mobile - View Stack Exchange Sites on Your Smart Phone or Tablet

Update: Stack Mobile is about to get a breath of fresh air. I've just moved it to a brand new server with a blazing fast SSD. Note: it may take up to a day or two for DNS changes to ...
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Looking for a beginner's tutorial to using the API

I see the Stack Exchange API but I'm unable to understand it. I don't think there is any fundamental tutorial showing how to use Stack Overflow fully in the API documentation. I want some fundamental ...
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My app has to be published first? But it's still under development

Okay, I want to build an App that allows me to create questions on Stack Exchange. I registered it here on Stack Apps but now when I want to create a question I get this message: { "error_message": ...
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StackApplet — Bringing Stack Exchange Notifications to Your Desktop [Large scale rewrite in progress]

Rewrite In Progress I am currently in the process of completely rewriting this application from scratch. The code for the old version was an absolute disaster, written nearly four years ago when ...
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Soapi.JS2: a fully relational JavaScript client library for the Stack Exchange API - beta preview

Soapi.JS2 var context = new Soapi.ApiContext(yourApiKey); context.initialize(function() { context.official.stackApps .Users().ById(14) .invoke(function(users) { ...
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StackTack, a JavaScript widget you can stick anywhere

Screenshot / Code Snippet <head> <script type="text/javascript" src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.2/jquery.min.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" ...
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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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Py-StackExchange: An API wrapper for Python

UPDATE: 2.x support is now mainline! Please read the wiki page for important information about the update. A warm welcome to you, traveller. You have arrived at the home of Py-StackExchange, the ...
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Stacky - A .NET client library (Full support for API v2.0)

Stacky - A .NET Client Library The same great library now supports the 2.0 API! https://bitbucket.org/lfoust/stacky Sample Code IUrlClient urlClient = new UrlClient(); IProtocol protocol = new ...
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The Stack Overflow Unofficial Patch (SOUP)

The Stack Overflow Unofficial Patch (SOUP) is a project to collect various minor client-side bug fixes, work-arounds and usability improvements for Stack Overflow and other Q&A sites on the Stack ...
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StackWrap4J Java wrapper

The StackWrap4J 1.0.1 jar is now available! (See the changelog) Sample Code / Screen Shot The following code snippet was used to test the wrapper in the Android emulator: TextView text = (TextView)...
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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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Conscientious use of the API

What constitutes abuse? Making an undue number of requests in a short span of time, or regularly exceeding a request quota during "normal" use. Guidelines for polling We realize that a great ...
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Complete list of sites to @include / @match into my script?

This question aims to serve as a reference list of all current Stack Exchange sites for use in scripts.
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StackPrinter: The Stack Exchange Printer Suite

UPDATE: Version 1.1 - MySE section, PrettyPrint, StackPrinter API Screenshots: App Homepage Printable view Logo: http://www.stackprinter.com StackPrinter is a website that pulls the main ...
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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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OBSOLETE - SOAPI-EXPLORE: Self-updating single page JavaSript API test harness

SOAPI-EXPLORE this post was one of the two that were listed regarding SOAPI. For a full overview of the SOAPI eco-system see What is SOAPI and why should I care? For a more robust API discovery tool ...
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OBSOLETE - SOAPI-WATCH: A realtime service that notifies subscribers via Twitter when the API changes in any way

Obsolete: This app no longer works. It uses a version of the API that was decommissioned in May of 2014. Links and the domain are also long dead. SOAPI-WATCH This post was one of the two that were ...
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Can the redirect_uri contain port number?

Is it possible to have the redirect_uri contain a specific port? For example: example.com:8080 Assuming that example.com is my registered domain, is the 8080 allowed? I have tried to put it as part ...
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I only need a key, what do I do?

I'm told by others and read in Looking for a beginner's tutorial to using the API that I need "To Get A Key!" but when I then visit https://stackapps.com/apps/oauth/register I'm stil ...
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Can not request info after OAuth

I am following The implicit OAuth 2.0 flow Guide: My client ID is 4709 while key is RoZwtHUrhMP088oVGCMlxA(( I appended my URL as: https://stackexchange.com/oauth/dialog?client_id=4709&scope=...
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URL Length Limit For For Requests Taking Vectorised Ids (/answers/{id}, /questions/{id}, etc)

I am trying to use /questions/{id} API to get a list of questions by their ids. Help page for this request does not indicate the maximum number of ids that can be passed in. Pagesize is maximum 100, ...
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Can there be a way to find a user given his email hash?

Given a user's email, it would be great if we could hash it and search for that user with it. The reason for this is suppose: Someone has a website On that website, they invite SO users to enter ...
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OBSOLETE - Six to Eight: An iPhone client

Six to Eight no longer functions, and has been discontinued. This is due to the shutdown of the v1 SE API. Given that SE has now developed their own iOS client, I don't see myself updating Six to ...
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OBSOLETE - StackCenter - your one-stop app for everything Stack Exchange

OBSOLETE: The site and app have been down for years. Update: StackCenter has been completely rewritten to use Soapi.JS2. I have also made some changes to the UI. Screenshot About StackCenter is a ...
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OBSOLETE - soapi-notify : Stay ahead of the pack with new question notification V1 release

Obsolete: This app no longer works. It uses a version of the API that was decommissioned in May of 2014. soapi-notify Stay ahead of the pack soapi-notify is an easy to use windows application ...
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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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List of Votes by Authenticated users

In the API documentation for the question type, it says that you can access, for a specific question, whether or not the authenticated user (in the private_info scope) upvoted/downvoted the question. ...
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OBSOLETE - SOREP: Trilogy Site Ranking - For those who need to know

Note, all of the app links, below, are dead. And the domain is parked. SOREP is a service that does a nightly index of all users ordered by reputation and makes that information available via REST. ...
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Firehose JSON streaming event service

Code Snippet Using curl: $ curl http://stackoverflow.hewgill.com:8080/firehose/stackoverflow or, in a browser, http://stackoverflow.hewgill.com:8080/firehose/stackoverflow. About This "firehose" ...
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How to batch up multiple id requests to maximize economy and still avoid (400) Bad Request [closed]

Update: All of our grumblings and the unbearable beauty of our workarounds resulted in this issue being fixed last week. You can now send 100 id in one request and receive 100 responses. See Url ...
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please add a key fields to stackauth results

While it is a step in the right direction, the /sites return is missing a vital component: a key field. All of the data currently in /sites is the arbitrary data that can change. We need a constant ...
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stackauth throwing 503 (in html format) after just a few /users/{id}/associated requests

After 5-8 successful requests 503 error, in html format, are being thrown. The requests are unique and consecutive, no api abuse is occurring. A related, but critical, concern is that any error ...
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Tell us that POST is required to write

While troubleshooting /posts/{id}/comments/add in order to answer Why am I getting a 404 when trying to post a comment?, it was noticed that the API path in question only responded to POST requests. ...
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Stack2RSS - A JSON to RSS Conversion Service [Now Fully Open Source!]

New Location The site has moved here: http://stack2rss.quickmediasolutions.com/   Stack2RSS About Stack2RSS is a small service that when given an API query, generates an RSS feed ...
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StackEye - Chrome Extension to follow users and questions on StackExchange sites

StackEye is a Chrome extension which can be used to follow other users for their answers and questions. Using StackEye you can also add a question to your watchlist there by getting notifications for ...
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SE Modifications -- Username autocomplete in comments, inline revision source, and utility links

Screenshot About This userscript adds four main features: Various utility links on posts and in the top bar Inline viewing of post revision source Markdown on the post history page Links on comment ...
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StackTracker - Cross-platform desktop notification app

Screenshot / Code Snippet Current Version: Beta build v1.0 About StackTracker, a cross-platform desktop notifier for the StackExchange API built with PyQt4 The application displays a task tray ...
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Announcing API version 1.1 and Roadmap

As has been announced on the blog, we're rolling out a minor revision of our existing read-only API. While the blog post gives some high level details, I figured [app] developers would appreciate some ...
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