URL Parameters

App name

Use your app’s real name in all guides and references

https://dontkillmyapp.com?app=[MyAppName]

Example

https://dontkillmyapp.com?app=Sleep%20as%20Android

Crap score icon

Choose crap score icon of your taste

https://dontkillmyapp.com?[Icon_Number]

Example

https://dontkillmyapp.com?2

Combine parameters

https://dontkillmyapp.com?2&app=Sleep or https://dontkillmyapp.com?app=Sleep&2 or https://dontkillmyapp.com?app=Sleep&?2

JSON API

Don’t kill my app provides a JSON API for developers to use on their websites or in their apps.

Please let us know when you use the API via email jiri.richter@urbandroid.org and give credit to dontkillmyapp.com.

JSON API v2 docs

URL: https://dontkillmyapp.com/api/v2/[vendor].json

example: https://dontkillmyapp.com/api/v2/nokia.json

API v2 provides one JSON URL per vendor.

scheme:

{
  "name": "Human-readable vendor name",
  "manufacturer": ["name","alias1","alias2"],
  "url": "/relative-url-to-vendor",
  "award": number or null,
  "position": number or null,
  "explanation": "JSON-escaped HTML",
  "user_solution": "JSON-escaped HTML",
  "developer_solution": "JSON-escaped HTML"
}

Android example (Java):

new AsyncTask<Void, Void, String>() {
    @Override
    protected String doInBackground(Void... voids) {
        try {
            return ((JSONObject) new JSONTokener(
                InputStreamUtil.read(new URL("https://dontkillmyapp.com/api/v2/"+Build.MANUFACTURER.toLowerCase().replaceAll(" ", "-")+".json").openStream())).nextValue()
              ).getString("user_solution").replaceAll("\\[[Yy]our app\\]", context.getString(R.string.app_name));
        } catch (Exception e) {
            // This vendor is not in the DontKillMyApp list
        }
        return null;
    }

    @Override
    protected void onPostExecute(String result) {
        if (result != null) {
            WebView wv = new WebView(context);
            wv.loadData(result, "text/html; charset=utf-8", "UTF-8");
            wv.setWebViewClient(new WebViewClient() {
                @Override
                public boolean shouldOverrideUrlLoading(WebView view, String url) {
                    view.loadUrl(url);
                    return true;
                }
            });

            new AlertDialog.Builder(context)
                    .setTitle("How to make my app work")
                    .setView(wv).setPositiveButton(android.R.string.ok, null).show();
        }
    }
}.execute();

JSON API v1 docs

URL: https://dontkillmyapp.com/api/v1/output.json

scheme:

{ "vendors" :
  [
    {
      "name": "Human-readable vendor name",
      "url": "/relative-url-to-vendor",
      "award": number or null,
      "explanation": "JSON-escaped HTML",
      "user_solution": "JSON-escaped HTML",
      "developer_solution": "JSON-escaped HTML"
    },
    {
      ...
    },
    {
      ...
    }
  ]
}

Crap score badges

We encourage anyone to include DontKillMyApp badges to their sites or device reviews.

Example

<a href="https://dontkillmyapp.com/nokia?2"><img width="306px" src="https://dontkillmyapp.com/badge/nokia2.svg"></a>

<a href="https://dontkillmyapp.com/xiaomi?3"><img width="306px" src="https://dontkillmyapp.com/badge/xiaomi3.svg"></a>

URL format

Image source

https://dontkillmyapp.com/badge/VENDOR+ICON_NUMBER.svg

Link

https://dontkillmyapp.com/VENDOR?ICON_NUMBER