As far as I’m aware, all the client information I get about a status is the source name and url, which the developer can easily lie about when creating the application. Is there any way to get the unique ID of the application responsible for a status?
No, there’s no way of retrieving the source App ID from the API.
Could you please consider adding this, or is there any other way of retrieving it?
Thanks for the feedback and happy to add to the very long list of ideas, however I don’t think this will be an immediate high priority. Unfortunately no, there’s no other way to retrieve the data on the API today.
As far as I know, the name of the Application identifies it uniquely, in case you need to report it for abuse or such, so I am not sure what benefit you would get from having the App ID?