Quora Exposes JSON API
07 Jan 2011
Quora has exposed a JSON
-based data API that allows users to access data about a currently logged-in user.
To request particular fields about the currently logged-in user, you can add fields to a query string and append to http://api.quora.com/api/logged_in_user
Currently supported fields include:
Here is an example call: http://api.quora.com/api/logged_in_user?fields=inbox,notifs
This will return Inbox and Notification related information for the authenticated user.
This is not a full-blown API release by Quora. Quora engineer Edmond Lau posted information on Quora about the API, stating that it is in its alpha stage and is only meant to support existing Quora Chrome
and Quora Firefox extensions
Even though it doesn't have all the supporting elements of an official API release, the fact that the Q&A startup has established api.quora.com
for its use, indicates that it plans to invest more energy around an official Quora API