Posts Tagged ‘API’
Did you know that Twitter has a resource that lets you know when there’s an interruption in service? Now you don’t have to scramble to Facebook to try to see if anyone there is experiencing the same outage as you are.
Twitter has been on a virtual rampage lately, shutting its doors to prominent companies who had been used to displaying and interacting tweets for years. Businesses like LinkedIn appear to be doing just fine after being ousted by Twitter, but the latest to be put on the chopping block might not be so lucky.
Biz Stone and Evan Williams were on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt to talk about their new publishing platform, Medium and, of course, their cleverly named company Obvious Corp (obviously).
And they also talked Twitter for a bit. They discussed their lack of a business model for a good stretch of time, and they also touched on THE topic among Twitter developers: Twitter’s API.
In an expected move, Twitter has announced new rules for its developer community that will make it difficult for some of the larger third-party Twitter clients to continue to tap into the Twitter API.
So App.net has blasted straight through its $500k Kickstarter goal and is currently at $744 with eleven hours left. And this is making Dalton Caldwell, App.net’s founder, the talk of Twitter.
The look and feel of the Alpha site is very Twitterish and early users are snapping up their Twitter handles with a quickness (it will be first come, first serve later).
But outside of potentially losing out on snagging your Twitter handle on a new platform that you likely don’t care about (yet) – what’s the big deal about App.net? That part is a little complicated.
Are you fond of connecting with Twitter followers on Instagram? Well, unless you already synced up your accounts and followed everyone you wanted to, you’re out of luck.
Twitter no longer allows Instagram to access its API and pull in “friends from Twitter.”
The move does not bode well for apps seeking frictionless sharing with the platform in the future.
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