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Developer and Researcher API FAQ [Spire Stone]

Thank you for your interest in leveraging the Spire Stone API for your project. We have put together answers to a few frequently asked questions about access to and use of the Spire Stone API.

ACCESS QUESTIONS
1. How do I get started using the Spire API?
Answer: Please go to developer.spire.io to get started using the Spire API.

2. How do I access the API?
Answer: You will need an API "token" you can get this by logging into app.spire.io using the email address associated with your account. If you are a professional or researcher please email us directly at api@spire.io for your token.

3. Can I access the API without creating a Spire account?
Answer: No, you will need to have registered a Spire account to have a token generated.

4. What type of programming or technical support is available to help me with my project?
Answer: The Spire API is an unsupported alpha stage API, at this time we can only provide generalized support for inquiries, most inquiries can be answered in this article. We cannot support you with coding or debugging the code for your project.

DATA QUESTIONS
5. What type of data can I get from the API?
Answer: The API will give you access to post processed data streams for State of Mind (Calm/Tense/Focus), BPM (Breaths Per Minute) and Activity levels.

6. Is the data from the API real time?
Answer: Data you capture via the Spire Stone API is delayed 4-5 minutes. The delay is necessary to ensure accurate algorithmic processing of raw data captured via sensor and to preserve battery life.

7. Can I get access to raw sensor data and/or can I see the algorithms you use to process data via API?
Answer: We do not allow access to raw data, nor do we share our proprietary algorithms.

8. Can you provide me with a download or CSV of my raw, event or streak data for analysis?
Answer: Generally speaking we do not provide this except in special circumstances for Professionals or Researchers with pre-approval, please contact us at success@spire.io for this inquiry.

9. Do you have an SDK or when do you expect to have an SDK?
Answer: We are working on an SDK, however we currently cannot provide a timeline for release.

10. When is the API for Health Tag going to be available?
Answer: We expect the Health Tag API to be available mid to late 2018.


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Chelsey is the author of this solution article.

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