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Returns applications data.
This method can be called by a service token. Only public data is returned.
This method can be called with a user token.
app_idApplication ID.
positive number
app_idsList of application IDs.
list of comma-separated words, the maximum number of elements allowed is 100
platformPlatform. Possible values:
  • ios iOS;
  • android Android;
  • winphone Windows Phone;
  • web apps on
By default: web.
string, default web
extended1 to return additional field screenshots;
0 not to return additional fields (by default).
flag, either 1 or 0, default 0
return_friends1 to return additional profile fields of friends in app (access_token is required);
0 not to return additional fields (by default).
flag, either 1 or 0, default 0
fieldsProfile fields to return.
Sample values: sex, bdate, city, country, photo_50, photo_100, photo_200_orig, photo_200, photo_400_orig, photo_max, photo_max_orig, online, online_mobile, lists, domain, has_mobile, contacts, connections, site, education, universities, schools, can_post, can_see_all_posts, can_see_audio, can_write_private_message, status, last_seen, common_count, relation, relatives, counters, screen_name, timezone.

(only if return_friends = 1)
list of comma-separated words
name_caseCase for declension of user name and surname. Possible values:
  • nom nominative (by default);
  • gen genitive;
  • dat dative;
  • acc accusative;
  • ins instrumental;
  • abl prepositional.

(only if return_friends = 1)
Returns total results number in count field and an array of app objects in items field.
Global errors can occur while running. See their descriptions on this page.
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The goals field was removed from the response from ads.getStatistics. The lead_form_sends field is returned instead.

In apps.getActivity, a new media object was added for the achievement type, which contains images for the achievement under the images key. If there are no images, then the media field would be absent.

Two new fields were added for the apps.get method and the app object: mobile_controls_type and mobile_view_support_type, which describe how control elements of games are displayed in webview on native clients.

mobile_controls_type = 0 transparent control element overlay on the game view;
mobile_controls_type = 1 black line above the game view;
mobile_controls_type = 2 no controls, only for VK apps.

mobile_view_support_type = 0 the game doesnt use the bottom part of the iPhone X screen, the black line is present.
mobile_view_support_type = 1 the game uses the bottom part of the iPhone X screen, the black line is absent.
Affects methods apps.get, ads.getStatistics
App object has new values in type field:
  • app social app;
  • game game;
  • site third-party website;
  • standalone standalone app;
  • vk_app VK App
  • community_app community application;
  • html5_game HTML5 game.
is_html5_app field will not be returned.

messages.getConversationMembers method can return new 917 error.

Polls API changes:
Fields names and image sizes for icons and banners has been changed in the app object.
Affects methods apps.get, apps.getCatalog
apps.get apps.getCatalog methods returns photo object for screenshots fields. Add in_read, out_read fields in response of messages.getDialogs, messages.getHistory and messages.getLongPollHistory methods. Add peer_id parameter for messages.send, messages.sendSticker, messages.deleteDialog, messages.setActivity and messages.getHistory methods.
Added input parameters: app_ids, return_friends. Added installed, screenshots fields.
Affects methods apps.get