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July 7, 2008
Single purpose API
With consumers becoming more sensitive to the risks of providing their personal data online, security and quality of service have never been more important.
As expected since Twitter photos was announced in June, the microblogging company has activated photo-tweeting from the Twitter API. With it, any application will be able to upload an image to Twitter's servers as part of a tweet. Adding images via the API follows Twitter's recent inclusion of the service for all users on its flagship website.
Netflix continues to see tremendous growth in its Netflix API. The API which saw humble beginnings in 2008 has taken a giant leap in usage, ever since Netflix started streaming functionality to devices. In what could be one of the largest usages of a public API, the current number of requests for its API is around 20 billion per month and increasing by the day, forcing Netflix to look at measures to decrease them.