FAQS for API

General authorSTREAM API Questions

  1. What functionality is available through the authorSTREAM API?
  2. Where do I get help regarding authorSTREAM API.
  3. Do I need a developer key to use the authorSTREAM API?
  4. What is the Developer Key?
  5. Is there any limit on API calls?
  6. I'm building a business around the authorSTREAM API. Are there any approvals required to do this?
  7. I’m having issues with uploaded presentation.

1. What functionality is available through the authorSTREAM API?

The API provides following functionality:

  1. Upload PowerPoint Presentation(s) (PPT,PPTX,PPS,PPSX formats supported)
  2. Retrieve Presentation Embed Code
  3. Retrieve Presentations(Embed code, Thumbnails) for User(s)
Beside these there are methods for checking PowerPoint status, deleting a PowerPoint and fetching supported categories and languages on authorSTREAM.


2. Where do I get help regarding authorSTREAM API.

If you can't find a solution in the documentation, you can post your question to the discussion group or forum. Members of the developer community, including some authorSTREAM staff, actively read and respond to questions posed in the group.


3. Do I need a developer key to use the authorSTREAM API?

Yes, you need developer key in order to use authorSTREAM API. You can apply for API key now if you do not have one.


4. What is the Developer Key?

Developer key is used for unique identification and authentication of the calling application in order to execute any API request.


5. Is there any limit on API calls?

Yes, API calls are restricted to 1000 per day per developer key. Calls that exceed this limit will receive an error message. In case your application needs to send more than 1000 API requests per day, send us an email on api-support@authorSTREAM.com.


6. I'm building a business around the authorSTREAM API. Are there any approvals required to do this?

Please read the API Terms of Service. You must also abide by the site Terms of Use.


7. I’m having issues with uploaded presentation.

For answers to your questions related to presentation player, missing audio, incorrect font, animations etc. read site FAQs.


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