To create apps and expand your usage of xivapi.com,
please login using your Discord account.
The do's and don't of API usage!
- DO build awesome stuff, even if it already exists.
- DO ask for help if you want any advice! jump on discord, we're friendly!
- DO cache your requests, consider your queries and app flow.
- DO get in touch if you want any custom data, this is a community driven api
- DO NOT crawl/scrape the API to try get every bit of information.
You will be banned. Learn about data-mining here.
- DO NOT spam the api, you will be rate limited anyway so save yourself the hassle! :)
Worried about being banned? - Dont, unless you do some serious crawling you wont be. If you make something cool and it goes viral, this is not the same behaviour as crawlers/bots/scrapers.
Why do I need a key? - You need a key to access the entire API. This is so the service can be monitored for spam/abuse. XIVAPI is for everyone! Plus you get sweet rate limits and analytics.
What if someone steals my key? - You can change your key at anytime and break their app. Then go tell them to get their own key, it costs nothing.