HackerNoon API?


I’m working on https://mentionme.app - an online community keyword notifier. I wanted to add HackerNoon to it, but I’ve failed to find any information about whether or not an API for it is available. Can someone here advise me?


Hey there! Hacker Noon dev here. :slight_smile: We don’t currently have an API, but who knows what the future holds?

I love the idea around your app, and I’d like to have support for this use case when we can! Could you tell me a bit more about what you’d need from our end, to make this happen? I don’t see it happening anytime soon, but cool use cases like this will help move the needle. :wink:

Best of luck with your app!

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Thank you for the kind words. I don’t need much - just to be able to fetch new user content (threads, articles, comments). I don’t know how you implement it internally, but Hacker News for example assigns an ID to every “item” (thread, comment, poll), and provides a way to fetch the max ID and fetch an item with a given ID. And that’s enough.

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For sure! This is a really cool idea. :slight_smile:

That makes sense, thanks for clarifying! As I said before, I don’t see it happening in the near future, but beyond that…who knows? :wink: I’ll keep your use case in mind, absolutely.

Again, best of luck! Do you have a Twitter handle? I was going to tweet about your project from my personal account (@ajpocus), and I’d like to give you a shout-out if I can.

By the way, I just signed up for mentionme, set up my alerts, but when I saved the settings, there was no success message. I also didn’t receive an email when I signed up, or when I set up my alerts. I realize you may not have gotten to this yet – product development takes time, right? Just wanted to give you a heads-up.

Thank you, that’s very kind of you. I don’t use Twitter myself.

Yes, it does take time… And use by real people. Imperfections get discovered, and improvements slowly but surely accumulate as user feedback comes in. So thank you. I understand the necessity of the “save button” feedback - I’ll get to it!

I deliberately don’t send a message immediately when a user signs up. I described my approach and published my tool for contacting my users here: https://geekmail.app

While running code-dog.app I made sure to send each of my users a welcome message. But I didn’t just want a dry automatic message - what would be the point of that, other than annoying people with a senseless disruption? I wanted to learn what my users needed and how they used the app - I approached everyone individually and my emails reflected that.
I guess a balance between feedback and avoiding disruption needs to be found.

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We need an API! Reeeallyy


Yup. I know you guys have a lot to deal with having just recently gone live, but the API would be greatly appreciated, as it would allow me to pick up new articles I write automatically, rather than have to add it via my website’s CMS.



Any update on the possibility of an API?

Hey guys, I released an unofficial Hacker Noon API on RapidAPI. Let me know if you need any other features. Check it out: https://rapidapi.com/akfaew/api/hacker-noon

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Any updates on this?

We are looking to making post request to make an article through the API such as what medium, devto and hashnode supports.

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can you use an RSS feed?