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Returns a list of applications (apps) available to users in the App Catalog.
This method can be called by a service token. Only public data is returned.
This method can be called with a user token.
sortSort order. Possible values:
  • popular_today popular for one day (by default);
  • visitors by visitors number;
  • create_date by creation date;
  • growth_rate by growth rate;
  • popular_week popular for one week.
offsetOffset required to return a specific subset of apps.
positive number
countNumber of apps to return.
positive number, default 100, required parameter
platformPlatform. Possible values:
  • ios iOS;
  • android Android;
  • winphone Windows Phone;
  • web apps on
By default: web.
extended1 to return additional field screenshots;
0 not to return additional fields (by default).
flag, either 1 or 0
return_friends1 to return additional profile fields of friends in app (access_token is required);
0 not to return additional fields (default).
flag, either 1 or 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)
qSearch query string.
genre_idGenre ID.
positive number
filterinstalled to return list of installed apps (only for mobile platform).
Returns total results number in count field and an array of app objects in items field.

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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.