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Where can I find information on creating an Askbot Android app?

I am looking into working on an Android application for Askbot forums. I have a few questions.

  1. Is it possible to build commercial application over Askbot? It seems I will have to GPLv3 if I make any changes to Askbot but my application doesn't have to under GPLv3. Is that correct?
  2. I couldn't find any information regarding how to access information (Q&A) from Askbot deployed sites. Are there any APIs?
anonymous user
asked 2014-07-10 23:19:05 -0500
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There is some limited API, which is read-only, possibly not sufficient for an app.

Yes - changes to the Askbot application code fall under the GPL3 license, but the Android App can avoid that as long as you don't reuse the code from Askbot.

Also, importantly - the third party app should not use name Askbot as it is registered USPTO trademark by the Askbot S.p.A.

Evgeny's avatar
answered 2014-07-13 11:51:38 -0500
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Do you see any demand for such an endeavor? Do you hear from users who would want and Android application? How much work are we talking about messing up with APIs to get 1.0 of a working Android application?

sudhirkhanger's avatar sudhirkhanger (2014-07-19 10:23:17 -0500) edit

@Evgeny Is there any plan to update API's? Most of the new world is catching up with the mobile phone directly ignoring desktops. I am sure there is a huge demand for mobile API to give same features as desktop version.

dhawalbanker's avatar dhawalbanker (2018-05-24 04:22:05 -0500) edit
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