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Implemented API calls

The Friendica API aims to be compatible to the GNU Social API and the Twitter API.

Please refer to the linked documentation for further information.

Implemented API calls

General

Unsupported parameters

  • cursor: Not implemented in GNU Social
  • trim_user: Not implemented in GNU Social
  • contributor_details: Not implemented in GNU Social
  • place_id: Not implemented in GNU Social
  • display_coordinates: Not implemented in GNU Social
  • include_rts: To-Do
  • include_my_retweet: Retweets in Friendica are implemented in a different way

Different behaviour

  • screen_name: The nick name in friendica is only unique in each network but not for all networks. The users are searched in the following priority: Friendica, StatusNet/GNU Social, Diaspora, pump.io, Twitter. If no contact was found by this way, then the first contact is taken.
  • include_entities: Default is "false". If set to "true" then the plain text is formatted so that links are having descriptions.

Return values

  • cid: Contact id of the user (important for "contact_allow" and "contact_deny")
  • network: network of the user

account/rate_limit_status

account/verify_credentials

Parameters

  • skip_status: Don't show the "status" field. (Default: false)
  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)

conversation/show

Unofficial Twitter command. It shows all direct answers (excluding the original post) to a given id.

Parameters

  • id: id of the post
  • count: Items per page (default: 20)
  • page: page number
  • since_id: minimal id
  • max_id: maximum id
  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)

Unsupported parameters

  • include_rts
  • trim_user
  • contributor_details

direct_messages

Parameters

  • count: Items per page (default: 20)
  • page: page number
  • since_id: minimal id
  • max_id: maximum id
  • getText: Defines the format of the status field. Can be "html" or "plain"
  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)

Unsupported parameters

  • skip_status

direct_messages/all

Parameters

  • count: Items per page (default: 20)
  • page: page number
  • since_id: minimal id
  • max_id: maximum id
  • getText: Defines the format of the status field. Can be "html" or "plain"

direct_messages/conversation

Shows all direct messages of a conversation

Parameters

  • count: Items per page (default: 20)
  • page: page number
  • since_id: minimal id
  • max_id: maximum id
  • getText: Defines the format of the status field. Can be "html" or "plain"
  • uri: URI of the conversation

direct_messages/new

Parameters

  • user_id: id of the user
  • screen_name: screen name (for technical reasons, this value is not unique!)
  • text: The message
  • replyto: ID of the replied direct message
  • title: Title of the direct message

direct_messages/sent

Parameters

  • count: Items per page (default: 20)
  • page: page number
  • since_id: minimal id
  • max_id: maximum id
  • getText: Defines the format of the status field. Can be "html" or "plain"
  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)

favorites

Parameters

  • count: Items per page (default: 20)
  • page: page number
  • since_id: minimal id
  • max_id: maximum id
  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)

Unsupported parameters

  • user_id
  • screen_name

Favorites aren't displayed to other users, so "user_id" and "screen_name". So setting this value will result in an empty array.

favorites/create

Parameters

  • id
  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)

favorites/destroy

Parameters

  • id
  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)

followers/ids

Parameters

  • stringify_ids: Should the id numbers be sent as text (true) or number (false)? (default: false)

Unsupported parameters

  • user_id
  • screen_name
  • cursor

Friendica doesn't allow showing followers of other users.

friendica/photo

Parameters

  • photo_id: Resource id of a photo.

Returns data of a picture with the given resource.

friendica/photos/list

Returns a list of all photo resources of the logged in user.

friends/ids

Parameters

  • stringify_ids: Should the id numbers be sent as text (true) or number (false)? (default: false)

Unsupported parameters

  • user_id
  • screen_name
  • cursor

Friendica doesn't allow showing friends of other users.

help/test

media/upload

Parameters

  • media: image data

oauth/request_token

Parameters

  • oauth_callback

Unsupported parameters

  • x_auth_access_type

oauth/access_token

Parameters

  • oauth_verifier

Unsupported parameters

  • x_auth_password
  • x_auth_username
  • x_auth_mode

statuses/destroy

Parameters

  • id: message number
  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)

Unsupported parameters

  • trim_user

statuses/followers

  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)

statuses/friends

  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)

statuses/friends_timeline

Parameters

  • count: Items per page (default: 20)
  • page: page number
  • since_id: minimal id
  • max_id: maximum id
  • exclude_replies: don't show replies (default: false)
  • conversation_id: Shows all statuses of a given conversation.
  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)

Unsupported parameters

  • include_rts
  • trim_user
  • contributor_details

statuses/home_timeline

Parameters

  • count: Items per page (default: 20)
  • page: page number
  • since_id: minimal id
  • max_id: maximum id
  • exclude_replies: don't show replies (default: false)
  • conversation_id: Shows all statuses of a given conversation.
  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)

Unsupported parameters

  • include_rts
  • trim_user
  • contributor_details

statuses/mentions

Parameters

  • count: Items per page (default: 20)
  • page: page number
  • since_id: minimal id
  • max_id: maximum id
  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)

Unsupported parameters

  • include_rts
  • trim_user
  • contributor_details

statuses/public_timeline

Parameters

  • count: Items per page (default: 20)
  • page: page number
  • since_id: minimal id
  • max_id: maximum id
  • exclude_replies: don't show replies (default: false)
  • conversation_id: Shows all statuses of a given conversation.
  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)

Unsupported parameters

  • trim_user

statuses/replies

Parameters

  • count: Items per page (default: 20)
  • page: page number
  • since_id: minimal id
  • max_id: maximum id
  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)

Unsupported parameters

  • include_rts
  • trim_user
  • contributor_details

statuses/retweet

Parameters

  • id: message number
  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)

Unsupported parameters

  • trim_user

statuses/show

Parameters

  • id: message number
  • conversation: if set to "1" show all messages of the conversation with the given id
  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)

Unsupported parameters

  • include_my_retweet
  • trim_user

statuses/update, statuses/update_with_media

Parameters

  • title: Title of the status
  • status: Status in text format
  • htmlstatus: Status in HTML format
  • in_reply_to_status_id
  • lat: latitude
  • long: longitude
  • media: image data
  • source: Application name
  • group_allow
  • contact_allow
  • group_deny
  • contact_deny
  • network
  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)
  • media_ids: (By now only a single value, no array)

Unsupported parameters

  • trim_user
  • place_id
  • display_coordinates

statuses/user_timeline

Parameters

  • user_id: id of the user
  • screen_name: screen name (for technical reasons, this value is not unique!)
  • count: Items per page (default: 20)
  • page: page number
  • since_id: minimal id
  • max_id: maximum id
  • exclude_replies: don't show replies (default: false)
  • conversation_id: Shows all statuses of a given conversation.
  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)

Unsupported parameters

  • include_rts
  • trim_user
  • contributor_details

statusnet/config

statusnet/version

Unsupported parameters

  • user_id
  • screen_name
  • cursor

Friendica doesn't allow showing followers of other users.

users/search

Parameters

  • q: name of the user

Unsupported parameters

  • page
  • count
  • include_entities

users/show

Parameters

  • user_id: id of the user
  • screen_name: screen name (for technical reasons, this value is not unique!)
  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)

Unsupported parameters

  • user_id
  • screen_name
  • cursor

Friendica doesn't allow showing friends of other users.

Not Implemented API calls

The following API calls are implemented in GNU Social but not in Friendica: (incomplete)

  • statuses/retweets_of_me
  • friendships/create
  • friendships/destroy
  • friendships/exists
  • friendships/show
  • account/update_profile_background_image
  • account/update_profile_image
  • blocks/create
  • blocks/destroy

The following API calls from the Twitter API aren't implemented neither in Friendica nor in GNU Social:

  • statuses/mentions_timeline
  • statuses/retweets/:id
  • statuses/oembed
  • statuses/retweeters/ids
  • statuses/lookup
  • direct_messages/show
  • search/tweets
  • direct_messages/destroy
  • friendships/no_retweets/ids
  • friendships/incoming
  • friendships/outgoing
  • friendships/update
  • friends/list
  • friendships/lookup
  • account/settings
  • account/update_delivery_device
  • account/update_profile
  • account/update_profile_background_image
  • account/update_profile_image
  • blocks/list
  • blocks/ids
  • users/lookup
  • users/show
  • users/search
  • account/remove_profile_banner
  • account/update_profile_banner
  • users/profile_banner
  • mutes/users/create
  • mutes/users/destroy
  • mutes/users/ids
  • mutes/users/list
  • users/suggestions/:slug
  • users/suggestions
  • users/suggestions/:slug/members
  • favorites/list
  • lists/list
  • lists/statuses
  • lists/members/destroy
  • lists/memberships
  • lists/subscribers
  • lists/subscribers/create
  • lists/subscribers/show
  • lists/subscribers/destroy
  • lists/members/create_all
  • lists/members/show
  • lists/members
  • lists/members/create
  • lists/destroy
  • lists/update
  • lists/create
  • lists/show
  • lists/subscriptions
  • lists/members/destroy_all
  • lists/ownerships
  • saved_searches/list
  • saved_searches/show/:id
  • saved_searches/create
  • saved_searches/destroy/:id
  • geo/id/:place_id
  • geo/reverse_geocode
  • geo/search
  • geo/place
  • trends/place
  • trends/available
  • help/configuration
  • help/languages
  • help/privacy
  • help/tos
  • trends/closest
  • users/report_spam

Usage Examples

BASH / cURL

Betamax has documentated some example API usage from a [bash script](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bash_(Unix_shell) employing curl (see his posting).

/usr/bin/curl -u USER:PASS https://YOUR.FRIENDICA.TLD/api/statuses/update.xml -d source="some source id" -d status="the status you want to post"

Python

The RSStoFriedika code can be used as an example of how to use the API with python. The lines for posting are located at line 21 and following.

def tweet(server, message, group_allow=None):
    url = server + '/api/statuses/update'
    urllib2.urlopen(url, urllib.urlencode({'status': message,'group_allow[]':group_allow}, doseq=True))

There is also a module for python 3 for using the API.