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api February 10, 2014

Stack Exchange API V2.2 – and the demise of V1.x

There’s been a lot of excitement lately here at Stack Exchange, what with the launch of our Android app and the start of our iOS app alpha. A few sharp-eyed users noticed, hidden deep within each app, a new version of the Stack Exchange API. After a few more weeks of testing I’m happy to…
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Team Lead, Data
api September 4, 2012

Stack Exchange API V2.1

There’s been a low-key beta of the latest Stack Exchange API revision, V2.1, under way for the last month or so.  I’m happy to announce that it’s official, API V2.1 is public, frozen, and out the door. What’s new in this release? Full Reputation History Notifications Tab Improved Search User Merge history Oh, and our…
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Team Lead, Data
api April 10, 2012

Stack Exchange API V2.0 Contest Winners

About six months ago we began work in earnest on the second version of the Stack Exchange API.  A few months later, after a short private beta, we opened up a public beta with tantalizing prizes. Now it’s time to announce the winners. First Prize – Stack Remote An Android app by Karan M, supporting all…
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Team Lead, Data
api February 3, 2012

Stack Exchange API V2.0 No Longer Beta

We’ve spent the last month polishing V2.0 of the Stack Exchange API in a public beta, and I’m happy to announce its final release.  Kudos to those who have reported bugs, and made quality suggestions during the beta. At this point the interface to V2.0 is frozen, only bug fixes and performance improvements will be…
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Team Lead, Data
api December 27, 2011

Stack Exchange API V2.0 Public Beta

More than a year and a half ago we unveiled the first version of the Stack Exchange API to the wider world.  Since then we’ve had a minor point release, improved app and script listing, and shared some statistics about the consumers of our API. I’ve been pretty pleased with version 1.1, stackexchange.com and our chat…
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Team Lead, Data
api September 30, 2011

Stack Exchange API Usage Stats and API 2.0 Plans

Stack Exchange has a very full featured, albeit currently read-only, API. You can view some of the nifty applications people have created with the Stack Exchange API in the app gallery on Stack Apps, or check out the winners of the Stack Exchange API contest we held last year. We’re currently in the planning stages…
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Co-Founder (Former)
api February 18, 2011

Stack Apps and Scripts

As part of our ongoing improvement to our 1.1 API release, and the site that supports our API, stackapps.com, we’ve extended Stack Apps to support the listing of browser scripts. Since Stack Overflow began, there have been tons of nifty browser scripts people have created to enhance their experience — and they usually work on…
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Co-Founder (Former)
api February 11, 2011

Stack Exchange API 1.1 and Improved App Gallery

We just rolled out version 1.1 of the Stack Exchange API. To see what’s new, browse the revised documentation at: api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/usage Rebecca took an informal survey of the API developer community at Stack Apps, and determined that what everyone wanted most (beyond v2 of the API, yes, I know) was an improved application gallery. So…
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Co-Founder (Former)
api August 15, 2010

Stack Exchange API Contest Winners

After nearly two and a half months, our Stack Exchange API contest is officially over. In that time, our community created 85 applications and 24 libraries. It was tough judging winners between so many fantastic entries. I encourage you to browse the complete list of apps and libraries to see for yourself how much cool…
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Co-Founder (Former)
api July 8, 2010

Stack Exchange API 1.0 Imminent

Remember that totally awesome Stack Exchange API contest we announced on May 23rd? Specifically, one of the rules of the contest? Your app must work against the final, 1.0 released version of the API. We’ll give you at least a week’s notice here on the blog when that’s closer to happening. Well, if you’re planning…
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Co-Founder (Former)
api May 24, 2010

Stack Exchange API Contest

Update: the contest is officially over, and the results are in! Congratulations to all. Browse the Apps and Libraries Late last week we announced the public beta of the Stack Exchange API — a way to write apps that work with Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, Meta Stack Overflow — and any future Stack…
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Co-Founder (Former)