Twitter API news
Wednesday, April 04, 2007 by Dave Winer.
There are new docs for the Twitter API. They're more philosophical and a bit more dense than the previous version, which may have lacked detail, but it was all guessable, and served well as a crib sheet for programmers. This one, not so much.
Good news, it appears there are two new entry-points for sending and receiving direct messages. I've already written and released glue for the OPML Editor for receiving, I'll do the sending part later this morning. This feature was the basis for the speculation in this March 28 piece.
There's a scary bit in the docs, where they say they're working on an authentication scheme we are not familiar with and have no code to implement. Are they going to break us? I wish I didn't have to worry.
I added a Twitter badge in the right margin. Not sure how long it will last.
Postscript: I got a note from Alex Payne who's working on the API at Twitter, and he says the current authentication method will not be deprecated, so that's a relief. I'm having fun with this stuff, and adopting a new method of authentication, esp one that isn't supported in my environment, is work!