The Twitter Account Activity Webhooks API offers subscription based real-time access to Twitter accounts. This API supports direct messages that delivers the full set of activities related to an account that includes; Tweets, Mentions, Replies, Retweets , Quote Tweets and more. Developers need to request access by submitting an application.The API was graduated from Beta and is now generally available.
A few weeks ago, Twitter reported a bug related to its Account Activity API. Twitter has since investigated the matter with potentially affected partners and taken remediation efforts. Now, Twitter has reported the exact requirements for the bug to have potentially affected partners.
Twitter has been planning to end certain legacy, live APIs for quite some time. After delaying the move a couple of times, Twitter appears to be officially ending some live and streaming APIs next month. This leaves certain apps, like Twitterrific, with no capacity to continue offering key features.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Security, Big Data, Email, and Bots. A highlight today is the PassiveTotal API from RiskIQ which helps to thwart cyberattacks by proactively blocking malicious infrastructure. Here's a look at what is new.