There are different ways to get information out of Recurly; each option has pros and cons depending on the specific objective. This article looks at when to consider webhooks, a very effective and efficient means to obtain information. The example is the process of retrying a failed payment.
Hellotxt, the service that lets you simultaneously update your status and read your friends' status across many services, has now released an API. There is a long list of microblogging and social networking sites that Hellotxt interacts with, ranging from Facebook and LinkedIn to of course Twitter and FriendFeed (see their home page below).