API keys are here! API keys are here!
Yesterday we opened up signups for API keys at here. Developer accounts and API keys are free.
Is my app going to break on the next release?
If your app is being distributed in the App Library, your app will not break. However, if you are distributing your application in your own repository, you will need a key or your apps will break. You can follow instructions on the wiki for distributing app signatures in your repository.
What is the devices tab all about?
If you would like to test your app on your Boxee Box before releasing, you can register your Box as a developer device to enable your app to run off of a USB key. Instructions on how to do this are available on the Devices tab in your Developer Profile.
What about the desktop client?
App signatures are currently required for embedded devices only.
Has anything in the API changed?
The <repository> element in your descriptor.xml is now required. For apps being distributed in the App Library, this value should be "tv.boxee". For apps distributed in your own repo, the value should be the same as the <id> element in your repository.xml.
How do I claim my existing app?
Currently switching an app over to your API key is a manual process - check in with developers [at] boxee [dot] tv if you have an update you need to release soon. Otherwise, sit tight - a solution is on its way.
When are these going to be required for apps running on the Box?
Soon. Like seriously soon. Sign your apps today. Seriously. Scout's honor.
Is this part of a secret government conspiracy to uncover my secret cache of 1970s-era Grateful Dead bootlegs?
If so, it has to be the most poorly executed in American history.