Releases Private Messaging API

Janet Wagner, Contributing Writer
Dec. 14 2012, 10:00AM EST, a subscription-based social feed and API, has announced the release of the Messaging API which allows developers to add messaging functionality to third-party apps.

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The 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 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 streams, a Post should be created with the Stream API.

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

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