Facebook Partners: At Least 15 Have APIs

Adam DuVander
Jan. 19 2012, 01:00PM EST

When Facebook announced its timeline partners yesterday, there were many familiar names on the list. Some were especially familiar to us because, in addition to now adding their "actions" to Facebook, they also provide APIs to access data created by their users.

Here are the 15 timeline action partners with APIs we've found so far:

Interestingly, two Facebook partners previously had APIs, neither of which appear to be available now:

The exchange of data is an important part of moving forward the web as a platform. That means the data flows both directions. In the past Facebook has had issues with wanting to collect and harbor all the data, but that's changed with its Facebook Graph API. These above companies are similarly helping with the exchange of data by providing APIs for anyone to access.

Adam DuVander -- Adam heads developer relations at Orchestrate, a database-as-a-service company. He's spent many years analyzing APIs and developer tools. Previously he worked at SendGrid, edited ProgrammableWeb and wrote for Wired and Webmonkey. Adam is also the author of mapping API cookbook Map Scripting 101.

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