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.
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 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.
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.
International civic tech startup DataLook is hosting a replication marathon to encourage local reuse of 10 projects to highlight the potential of open source for civic good.
The Twitter API and Ads Platform have helped Tribune Publishing drive distribution and engagement through the integration of Twitter Sharelines, making sharing articles seamless.
Twitter said it will drop the 140-character limit for direct messages in July. In order to do that, it is making changes to its REST and streaming APIs. Here are the details.
A new Twitter trademark application for the phrase "The Future of Identity" hints that the social media giant is planning big things for APIs and SDKs related to identity.
Social APIs span a wide range of capabilities and meet wide-ranging criteria for organizations. These APIs rank among the best in the category.
A look at some of the APIs, SDKs and tools available from six leading social networking companies, as well as examples of apps that are leveraging the power of these platforms.
Later this year, developers will lose access to a popular API. Yesterday, streaming video giant Netflix announced that it will be shuttering its public API on November 14, 2014. A small set of developers including Flixster, Fanhattan and Instant Watcher will continue to have access to the Netflix API.
An untold number of Pinterest users were breached on June 4, 2014 as a part of a sophisticated attack designed to skim confidential information from their Facebook friends and Twitter followers. So far, Pinterest has failed to fully remedy the situation or even acknowledge that the attack happened.
Janet Wagner looks at the role Developer Experience (DX) plays in adopting an API banking on her recent experience reviewing several leading e-signature APIs.
Following an all night hack, a spirited game of 2 am laser tag, a voting finale in speed-geek format (think speed dating for hackers), and with the support and advice of over 15 developer evangelists from some of the leading API providers, the winners of ProgrammableWeb’s first APIcon hackathon were announced yesterday at APIcon. Winners included two security camera apps, an automated travel expenditure app for the connected car, and a machine language chat support client. Teams were given one main criteria (to use as many of the sponsored APIs as possible) and encouraged to unleash their creativity.
The Twitter API has taken a winding road since its initial launch in 2006. Since 2012, Twitter has continued to clamp down on API consumption and usage, often to the dismay of the developer community. However, Twitter continues to understand the value of API features to its growth and the developer community.
Twitter will turn eight in March and the Twitter API will have its birthday toward the end of the year. It's been a long ride for something that started as sort of a side project. The service, and especially its API, saw quick growth, as the platform expanded, added features and eventually had to grow up.