If anyone’s interested in helping to test, I’m going to start opening up a test of v2 of our API on the obs detail page. You can test any observation page by appending
test=apiv2 to the url, e.g. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/71283655?test=apiv2, and curators will soon see a banner at the bottom of the page with an option to make the preference for v2 stick (and to opt-out).
In theory there should be no change in functionality, but in practice there are probably still some bugs.
If you’re curious, API v2 will shift from a static response schema to one that’s more customizable, which should hopefully allow us to save everyone on bandwidth by reducing API response sizes, as well as deal with a lot of stability issues in the mobile apps, especially on older devices with limited memory.