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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.
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.
Twitter has unveiled a new API suite that brands can use to gain insight into the performance of their content and the audiences they target.
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.
On Friday, Twitter cut off API access to Diplotwoops and Politwoops, services that bring to light tweets deleted by politicians, diplomats and embassies.
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.
This how-to details what a Python developer needs to know to create an application that integrates with and consumes the Twitter REST API.
Last month, Twitter announced support for native video uploads. TV search solution provider SnapStream has announced support for native Twitter videos.