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AOL Instant Messenger API

Note: The AOL Instant Messenger API is no longer available.
This profile is retained for historical purposes only.

A plugin is a piece of code that adds features and functionality into the AIM client. For example, a plugin could be developed that displays AIM Fight scores for an entire Buddy List feature. Or, you could link "away messages" to your favorite music program. The AIM SDK is a client SDK that allows for creation of custom AIM clients, bots, and plugins for the AIM Triton client. It is currently availble for the Windows platform, Macintosh and Linux versions are planned for the near future.

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AOL Instant Messenger: Highlights

Summary
Instant messaging chat service
Category
Chat
Tags
Protocols
AIM (OSCAR)
Data Formats
API home
http://dev.aol.com/aim/plugins 
This is 1 of
33 APIs by AOL

AOL Instant Messenger: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
Yes  

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Signup with service  
Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
Yes  
Commercial Licensing
Yes (with some restrictions)  
Provider
aol.com  
Company
AOL  
Non-Commercial Lic.
Yes  
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
 
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
Default limits are 250K logins/day or 2MM/month, Unlimited by request 
Terms of Service
Developer User License 

Security

Authentication Model
Standard text key, with binary fingerprint for additional securi 
SSL Support
Yes 
Read-only Without Login
No 

Support

Vendor API Kits
Yes 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
dev.aol.com/forum?fid=28 
Developer Support
Yes 
Console URL
 

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Comments 

December 02, 2006
at 00:50
Comment by: jbond

Should be tagged with "chat"

October 24, 2006
at 08:17
Comment by: jmusser

ira, thanks for the heads-up. We'll get that entry updated shortly.

John

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