Guideline: Replicating Unsplash
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Written by Luke Chesser
Updated over a week ago

From the API Guidelines:

You cannot replicate the core user experience of Unsplash (unofficial clients, wallpaper applications, etc.).

The best way to make sure that your application doesn’t violate this guideline is to integrate Unsplash inside an existing app that offers more value than simply the Unsplash integration.

Some examples:

If you think your usage might conflict, shoot us an email before you integrate and we can let you know ahead of time.

We’re all for remixing and open-source, but the API costs us a non-trivial amount of money to host, operate, and provide support for. There are thousands of interesting and valid ways to use the Unsplash API that provide additional value to the community and users, so we prefer to focus the API on supporting those experiences.

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