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First look at Pownce's API

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 by Dave Winer.

A picture named science.gifA twit last night from Scoble points to a page of docs on a new API for Pownce. Of course I want to check it out, since Pownce is roughly comparable to Twitter, which I use every day, and there is some functionality I'd like to see in the Twitter API. If that functionality is present in Pownce's API, it seems more likely that it will show up eventually in Twitter's. Permalink to this paragraph

First, the API is maybe 1/3 complete. If you scroll to the end of the page you'll see a list of areas that haven't yet been covered. The ability to post and read friends-only notes are very important, you can't implement a client without those interfaces.  Permalink to this paragraph

Examples of things you can do with the API, right now. Click on the link to see the XML that Pownce returns.  Permalink to this paragraph

1. Get the most recent 10 public notes.  Permalink to this paragraph

2. Get the most recent 10 public notes from Veronica Belmont.  Permalink to this paragraph

3. Get my public profile. Permalink to this paragraph

4. Get my "first" 100 friends and fansPermalink to this paragraph

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