Published on February 6, 2009
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: http://api.twitter.com/1/method.xml • 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 http://apiwiki.twitter.com/ Job opportunities at http://twitter.com/jobs Thursday, February 5, 2009
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