February 9, 2015
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Three months after its initial launch, much-talked-about data portability service Gnip has released version 2.0 of its API, as well as the first glimpse of a business model. As we covered back in March, Gnip's goal is to "connect Data Consumers to Data Publishers in a low-latency, highly-scalable standards-based way." Gnip is a sort of proxy that makes data from diverse Publishers--services like Delicious or Twitter, which create activity content--available in a unified format, and notifies Consumers--like FriendFeed or Plaxo--via a push interface when new data is available. The new version of the API adds full data delivery, XMPP support, and advanced data filtering.
Push is the new pull. And everyone's doing it. If you're still pulling, it's probably about time you stopped all of that, as Twitter announced on Monday that they are opening up the Site Streams beta. App developers are salivating at the prospect of all those status updates being showered on them from Twitter's engorged hosepipe.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb library, including offerings from Meerkat, the live streaming service, and Stream by Dextro, for visualizing data from Periscope.