Since typing in a long API key code can be cumbersome– especially on mobile devices– Stephen Cerutti suggested we might add the ability to grab your key from a QR code. We thought it was such a great suggestion we went ahead and launched the feature in yesterday’s application update.
QR codes are neat because they store information, like a website address or string of characters, that you can then retrieve with your smart phone’s camera and an app that’s able to read them.
There isn’t yet an option in any of our mobile apps requiring an API key to use your QR code instead, but our Mobile Labs team is working on the next piece of the puzzle as I type this. The idea is that initially you can use your favorite app to scan the code, then copy/paste your API key into the application.