By Michael Babker on 2016-12-20 13:09 in Webmasters Team

We are pleased to announce the first beta release of the downloads site API.  This API is designed to make some of the data stored on the website available through a programmatic interface.  The initial release includes support for retrieving the download counts, the hash signatures of all files in a release, and the latest version number for each major version branch.

The API is designed based on the OpenAPI 2.0 specification and the documentation may be found at https://downloads.joomla.org/api-docs/

Similar to our software, the API will be versioned and the current version will always be shown on the documentation page as well as a change log published.

Feedback about the API may be posted to our websites issue tracker at https://github.com/joomla/joomla-websites including bug reports and endpoint requests.