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FriendFeed API announced

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 by Dave Winer.

I've been talking with the folks at FriendFeed about APIs and such, and boy do they move fast. I got the first draft of the API spec on Friday, and today it's out there. Permalink to this paragraph

http://code.google.com/p/friendfeed-api/wiki/ApiDocumentation  Permalink to this paragraph

Here's the blog post announcing the API.  Permalink to this paragraph

Glue for the OPML Editor will ship soon, delayed a bit by tomorrow's press event at Mozilla in Mountain View.  Permalink to this paragraph

FriendFeed will be supported in my software in all the places Pownce is. Permalink to this paragraph

There's a lot of movement in the TwitterSphere these days. I was hoping that the FriendFeed API would be a clone of the Twitter API. It's not. But it is workable and exposes features, including Payloads that are not implemented by Twitter.  Permalink to this paragraph

Next question is how scalable FriendFeed is.  Permalink to this paragraph

I'm going to visit with them in Mountain View tomorrow. Permalink to this paragraph

Exciting times! ;-> Permalink to this paragraph


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