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Twitter recently announced that on December 24, 2019, it became aware of a large network of fake accounts that were abusing the company’s API to match phone numbers to user’s accounts. Twitter noted that these attacks may be connected to state-sponsored actors from Iran, Israel, and Malaysia.
Which APIs are the most popular with developers? There are a lot of ways to come to an answer; this month we are using our directory data to offer one. Every API in our directory has a track functionality and by looking at the data we can see which APIs our readers have shown the most interest in.
Less than a month after Twitter introduced Twitter Developer Labs, a program where developers can test and provide feedback on new API features, Twitter has made its first two preview endpoints available under the program. The first two endpoints are GET/users and GET/tweets.
In an apparent effort to improve its developer relations, Twitter has announced its plans to build what it calls "the next generation of the Twitter API." The first step: a new program called Twitter Developer Labs, which will allow developers to test and provide feedback on new API features.
Twitter has been working to protect their platform from spam and abuse by imposing additional restrictions on new developers. Twitter seems ready to double down on these efforts, as the company today announced that it will soon adjust the rate limits for two Twitter API endpoints.
Twitter recently revoked API access for several popular services that offer rapid and automated follow/unfollow functionality. The company claims that these applications were in violation of the platform’s terms and conditions, and had previously been warned about violating the rules.
In this last installment of our series "The End of the API Economy As We Know It" we look at how DataSift had their licensing agreement with Twitter unexpectedly terminated. This story details how DataSift coped with the setback and provides lessons for any company that relies on third-party APIs.
On August 16, Twitter shuttered two legacy APIs that it had announced would be removed earlier this years. Developers of a number of popular third-party Twitter clients warned that the shutdown of the User Streams and Site Streams APIs would negatively affect users of their apps.
In an effort to protect its platform from spam and abuse, Twitter today unveiled a number of changes to the way developers will request and obtain access to Twitter's APIs. First, Twitter is requiring that all requests for access to the APIs go through a new developer account application process.
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.
One of the more interesting views given by the directory is a look at what sectors are seeing the most growth in APIs. The directory data model allows for one primary category as well as multiple secondary categories and in this article we take a look at which categories are most represented.
Twitter yesterday announced updates to its developer platform terms that aim to reign in the use of automation by bad actors "to perform coordinated actions across multiple accounts." Twitter's updated policies forbid applications from posting identical content to multiple Twitter accounts.
Previously we looked at APIs that readers follow the most using our tracking functionality. This time we measured the APIs readers show interest in by counting the number of times a user clicks an outbound link to a provider's site. This is a metric that may better signal developer interest.
Twitter has announced that the company is unifying its API platform so that it’s hopefully easier for developer to build scalable Twitter-powered applications and is opening access to several new Direct Message APIs. A new beta Account Activity API and several new endpoints are available today.
Twitter has added alt text support to Twitter Cards and the Twitter REST API. Alt text is an important piece of metadata for those who are visually impaired as screen readers and browsers use alt text to explain to visually impaired users the content of each image on a web page.
Testing your API is an important process that becomes more complex as the code grows and evolves, so developers are advised to incorporate testing into the design process as early as possible. This tutorial explains how to conduct symmetric testing on the Anaconda Twitter client library using Go.
In response to developer feedback, Twitter will soon add semantic versioning to its Ads API so that developers can more easily deal with new and deprecated features. Additionally, Twitter is increasing the time it supports deprecated versions of the Ads API from 30 to 90 days.
Twitter has reversed its decision to shut off API access to Politwoops, a service that tracks and posts the deleted tweets of politicians. Twitter shut down API access for the U.S. Politwoops site in June of last year, and the remaining Politwoops websites lost API access a few months later.
Retiring an API is often an unacknowledged part of the API lifecycle. But how an API is deprecated (‘sunsetting an API’), is part of an API’s product life that can have a fundamental impact on future developer relationships and even the overall trustworthiness of a business’ reputation.
Social video distribution platform Epoxy allows users to easily publish video content across multiple social networks from a single location. Recently, the company leveraged the Twitter video API’s native upload capability to provide a new feature for creators that enhances fan experience.
Jack Dorsey took to the Twitter Flight 2015 mobile developer conference stage to kick-off the annual event with a massive apology to the developer community. Over the years, Twitter has alienated their developer community. Dorsey's promise will now need to be backed by action.
For their first Rankings Report, Devpost published the most popular technologies used at student hackathons throughout 2014/15. Here we look at the most popular APIs by category.
Since our mobile devices collect location data, Jeff Reifman guides followers through building an application to locate eyewitnesses to an important event using Twitter API.