Blipfoto API

Breaking changes - legacy APIs will be disabled 6th January, 2014

Please note - the v1 and v2 APIs will be permanently disabled on Monday the 6th of January, 2014. If your app uses these APIs, you should migrate to v3 before this date to ensure your app continues to function correctly.

Migrating your app to v3 will require some fundamental changes, including updating resource URLs and handling the new authentication flow. You can read more about migration at the new developer site:

For further help with the v3 API, ask a question on the API forum or get in touch.


Serving V2 by default1st February 2012

On February 1st 2012 we introduced the V2 API as the default version for all requests. If you do not provide a version parameter in your requests, V2 will be used.

What's changed?

  • Request parameter & response property names have been standardised. In particular, the username / user_name and journal_name parameters are now titled display_name and journal_title respectively across all resources.

  • The nohttperror parameter has been deprecated. This means that, from V2 onwards, all responses headers will contain a 200 OK status code, regardless of any underlying API error code.

  • For JSON & PHP responses, the error property contains null when the request was successful. Previously this property pointed to an empty object, which was inconsistent with the behaviour of the other properties.

  • All responses include a version property, containing the version number used to process the request.

Has this broken my existing app?

Unless we created an exception for your app, requests without a version parameter may now behave differently. We strongly suggest you specify a version number, or contact us about an exception.

When will version 1 be turned off?

We currently have no plans to disable version 1, however new features & resources will only be available on version 2.

How do I see what's different in each resource?

Check the documentation for each resource you currently use. Documentation for each resource is now split into tabs for each version.