App.net Releases Private Messaging API

Janet Wagner, Data Journalist / Full Stack Developer
Dec. 14 2012, 10:00AM EST

App.net, a subscription-based social feed and API, has announced the release of the App.net Messaging API which allows developers to add messaging functionality to third-party apps.

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The App.net Messaging API which is also called the "private messaging API" can be used by app developers for a variety of use cases such as mobile messaging, instant messaging and collaboration tools.

According to the API documentation, the App.net Messaging API is built around two central objects; messages which are like Posts, and channels which are like streams of Posts. Developers that would like their apps able to create public messages that can be seen in App.net streams, a Post should be created with the Stream API.

Developers interested in using the App.net Messaging API can sign up for a developer account, which at the time of this writing, costs $100.00 per year.

Janet Wagner Janet is a data journalist and full stack developer based in Toledo, Ohio. Her focus revolves around APIs, open data, data visualization and data-driven journalism. Follow her on Twitter: @webcodepro and on Google+

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