Last October we released a public beta of our new and much improved Rest API. Since then the API has evolved rapidly and is now considered stable and more than ready for production use.
The development of Flattr has been rather intense during the last 6 months and a lot of improvements have been made to the system. We have now reached a point where backwards compatibility with older versions of our APIs is no longer practical. Simply put our older Rest API versions have come to be a hindrance in the further development of our product and as a result we are now deprecating them.
How does this affect you?
Effective immediately we will no longer update or maintain versions 0.0.1 or 0.5 of the Rest API. Applications using our API will still function and remain active until April 14th 2012 when the APIs will be disabled. This gives you about a month to update your application to use the new Rest API(v2).
Note that if you are not the developer of the application that you are using, for example if you are using the WordPress plugin, then you need only upgrade to the latest version of the plugin. If a newer version of the plugin you are using does not exist I suggest that you contact the developer and inform them of the API changes.
If you have any questions then contact us through our contact form.
Not convinced that updating is a good idea? Here’s a few reasons for you:
* XML not required, we now also serve JSON, JSONP and YAML
* Regular updates featuring new resources and other improvements.
* We now use OAuth2 for authentication, which according to statistics is a gazillion times easier to implement.
* Actual documentation that is kept up 2 date with the code.
As you can see there are no reasons not to update!