The Twitter API: Where's it Going?

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Published on February 6, 2009

Author: al3x



A brief presentation to the San Francisco Mobile 2.0 Meetup on what 2009 has in store for the Twitter API and related technologies.

THE TWITTER API WHERE’S IT GOING? Presented to the San Francisco Mobile 2.0 Meetup February 5, 2009 Thursday, February 5, 2009

@al3x @mzsanford YOUR API TEAM Confidence-inspiring! Thursday, February 5, 2009

A BRIEF HISTORY i. The incidental API. ii.Documentation begets growth. iii.The intentional API. iv.The future! Thursday, February 5, 2009

DEVELOPER SUPPORT • More than just Alex & Matt. • Better response time to issues, inquiries. • More documentation, better documentation. Thursday, February 5, 2009

COMMUNITY • Primary goal: a better way to promote your apps. • Organize and recommend apps to users. • Pull developer resources into one place. • When: Q2, if not sooner. Thursday, February 5, 2009

OAUTH •A standard for token-based authentication. • Defeating the password anti-pattern. • Code is live for our internal testing today. • Sending out documentation tomorrow. • Private beta starts within a week. • Help us with the mobile user experience! Thursday, February 5, 2009

THE FIREHOSE •A way to move the stream of all public tweets from our servers to our partners. • Previously XMPP, now HTTP. • Private beta starting soon. • No cost, just some paperwork. Thursday, February 5, 2009

TWITTER API 2.0 • Unifies Search API and REST API. • More RESTful: intuitive & consistent URLs and parameters. • Versioning: • New backend: better response time, less rate limiting. Thursday, February 5, 2009

FACTS • 3,400+ developers in our discussion/ announcement groups. • 2,000+ registered applications. • Way more apps out there - and yours! • Japaneselanguage book out, English language book coming soon. Thursday, February 5, 2009

THANKS! QUESTIONS? More information about the Twitter API at Job opportunities at Thursday, February 5, 2009

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