Retrieve public info with API


I noticed that you have request authorization for the calls.
If I have an app that needs to pull random users public info.
Do I have to write a spider to get that info?


You must use OAuth or app-only auth (which might be more to your taste) to retrieve data from the API – the data is no less public for requiring authentication.


Thanks Taylor. I think that would be a nice alternative.
The only problem would be the request limits.

I need this for a WordPress plugin that will to be used by lots of people.

If/when the app reaches the limits then the plugin will stop working.
Do you think you can help increase those limits?

Also, another thing is since this is open source source app the keys will be visible…
Is there a way to prevent somebody from using those keys somehow?