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Error on social contacts page.

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Error on social contacts page.

Hi when going to this page. and click the button ‘Create a Project’ nothing happens but errors in the JS console. Is there going to be a fix for this soon?

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Re: Error on social contacts page.

Hello @gregdomorski


Yahoo API
Accessing the Data Using the data in your application


In order to access data in your application, you’ll need to get a Yahoo API key and configure it to use . You can do this by creating a project for your application.

Create a Project
TLS/SSL Connections Required for Calls to the Yahoo Contacts API

To safeguard user data and authenticate API calls, we are limiting all access to the Yahoo Contacts API to secure SSL connections only. No user data will be accessible over HTTP from this date onwards. Thus, your applications must use SSL connections when making requests to or to access Yahoo contacts/profile data.


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Use of the developer service should not exceed reasonable request volume. Access through YQL is limited to 20,000 signed calls per hour and 2,000 unsigned calls per hour, as defined in the YQL Terms of Use.


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Previous versions of the Contacts API utilized a Web Service as a way to access user's Contacts data. Documentation for the previous Contacts web service remain available, including a screencast explaining its use and the PHP and Flash SDKs.



Learn how to use the API through descriptions of its queries and parameters. In addition, the documentation also inculdes sample code to help get you started.


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