Currently, getting to the API page is a two- (or more) step process. The user has to first visit Stack Apps and in the rightmost column; there are links for API documentations, etc.

I think it'd be easier and more useful if the API is also listed in the footer just like Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE) is provided.

Something like:

Something like

  • How many use the API doc? Why a link on the main page for so few users?
    – juergen d
    Jun 14 '13 at 15:32
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    @juergend It'll be used if people are made aware about this. Just like Data Explorer.
    – hjpotter92
    Jun 14 '13 at 15:33
  • @hjpotter92 debatable. I definitely didn't learn about data.SE from the footer, nor would I have found the API by looking at the footer. In fact, I can't really think of a time I've used the footer, other than to copy-paste the license that's in use. Jun 14 '13 at 20:40

While this link was added some time ago (and hidden behind "Other", I think) with the new footer updates it is now out and easy to see:

"API" link listed under the heading "STACK EXCHANGE NETWORK" as one of only a few in its column

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