Normally earthquakes are detected with sensative instruments, under the care of trained seismologists. With the Twitter API (our Twitter API profile), the ability to detect and report quake locations may fall into anyone’s hands.
If you are as optimistic as we were about Twitter’s location features, you should be downright giddy now. Twitter has acquired the company–and staff–behind one of the most innovative mapping-related APIs. Mixer Labs’ GeoAPI , previously known as TownMe, hosts your geographic data and allows spatial queries such as “find the closest location” (for more see our earlier TownMe news coverage and our TownMe API profile).
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.