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By Dave Winer on Sunday, January 09, 2011 at 10:25 AM.

A picture named fresca.gifI've spent the last few days getting ready for external development. Key to that is the JSON API that allows you to create new feeds, add, edit and delete posts, get and set prefs and build feeds. permalink

You should be able to: permalink

1. Write a complete app for the service running in JavaScript, much like the work we did on permalink

2. Create a compatible back-end in PHP or node.js -- for example. permalink

Long-term, I don't want to be in either the UI or back-end business, but I want a thousand choices in each, all able to substitute for each other because they share a common API. permalink

That is the purpose of this API, to help serve as a "coral reef" for the bootstrap. That's why it is so important to have a fully functional server up and running. (Which I do.) permalink

So here are the docs. permalink  permalink

The first step is to review them, and think about whether you want to build something around this API. permalink

If you want to, I will soon be ready to give usernames and passwords to a very small number of developers for testing purposes only. (At this time.) permalink

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