Twitter announced a beta version of its mobile site with a cleaner look, new features and a backend powered by the microblogging site’s popular API (our Twitter API profile). The new site is running in tandem with the current mobile site, though Twitter plans to phase out the old site. What makes us excited is how they built it.
Twitter photo sharing service TweetPhoto is encouraging developers to use its platform by giving them a way to earn some money. The service pays developers by the number of photos that its users upload via the TweetPhoto API.
Can you hear the longtime Twitter users breathing out a collective “finally?” The micro-blogging giant announced that a list feature will launch soon. First it will only be accessible on the main site, but it will also be added to the API (our Twitter API profile).
A new mashup is blending our two most popular APIs: Twitter and Google Maps. Trendsmap overlays a tag cloud on a map to show the trending terms by location.
A limit to Twitter authentication calls has broken some applications, confusing users and frustrating developers. The microblogging platform now only allows 15 requests to confirm a user’s credentials per hour. Previously there was no published limit and some applications were using well beyond 15.
The reason for the change is well-intentioned on Twitter’s part. Given unlimited [...]
Your Twitter mashup just got 50% more content. And if you follow many people, you may have already noticed an increase in the flow of information. Why? Twitter just allowed developers 50% more calls per hour.
Within the next few days, some applications and mashups based on the Twitter API may behave unpredictably or even crash – at least that’s the warning given by Canadian software company WhereCloud’s Twitpocalypse website. This impending “Twitpocalypse,” much like the famous Y2K bug of 2000, is based on a data processing limitation.
During the keynote presentation today at Google I/O, Google announced the private beta release of Wave (our Google Wave API Profile), a new online communication and collaboration tool that allows for real time information exchange and much more.
For the past few months, the API of microblog site Twitter has been used as the basis for many popular and creative mashups. Now Facebook, with the launch of its highly anticipated Open Stream API, is attempting to gain some attention as a platform for social networking applications.