One of the issues that startups always seem to have is communication with its user base and developers. Over the past several weeks we have seen some really interesting examples in the different styles of communication from some popular startups. In particular, Twitter and LinkedIn have been communicating a lot with their users to much… Read More How Is Your Startup Communicating?
When I first read the announcement about the API changes and recommendations I was shocked and angry. Like many developers, I had yelled when they stopped whitelisting applications, and I thought this new announcement was going too far. Thankfully, my family obligations did not allow me to write this post immediately following the announcement. So,… Read More Twitter Finally Provides The Ecosystem With Good Direction
Much to my dismay, I read that Twitter has stopped whitelisting applications. What does this mean? Ryan Sarver updated everyone on the Twitter development Google Group that developers could no longer request to be granted a higher number of API calls through the API. This does not apply to the streaming API, because that API… Read More Twitter Stops Whitelisting Applications
Google Sites is becoming quite powerful and I am not sure if people are noticing. Last week, Google announced that Apps Script was available on a Google Site: Starting today, you can create, edit, and launch Google Apps Scripts from any Google Site, which allows you to automate business processes that involve multiple applications. As in… Read More Google Sites Automation With Apps Script
Recently, I have been looking at various APIs again. Social media sites like Digg, Twitter, Facebook, etc, add new features to their API all the time. Working with these APIs is fairly easy, especially when you are using a library to do much of the work. Because of this, I have a feeling that we,… Read More Developers, We Still Need To Pay Attention To HTTP Responses
We all know that Facebook‘s F8 conference was just yesterday, but the information on what was changing (see here, here, and here) started leaking almost a month ago. People new about the like button and the potential currency news. To get an idea of how much Facebook announced, take a look at the live blog… Read More Facebook Is Now The Infrastructure For A Social Real-Time Web
Some interesting news this week was the surprise that Google would be “sunsetting” Google Gears. For most consumers, this is not a big deal as they might not even know what Gears is. For many techies and developers this is part surprise, but also partly expected. It is somewhat expected because of the massive changes… Read More Google Gears Sunsets As HTML5 Dawns
It has been an interesting week if you are following news about Twitter. After their launch of lists, most people probably figured that Twitter would get fairly quiet for a while. Well, it sounds like this is a different kind of Twitter team. Instead of waiting for a week or a month to go by,… Read More Is Twitter Trying To Lure You Back To Twitter.com?
Facebook had two totally separate announcements recently that did not sounds like a huge deal. First, there was the multi-query capability or batch queries for database people. That is a nice little feature, but it does not sound like big news. We’ve just released a new Platform API method, fql.multiquery, which lets you send a… Read More Facebook Is Incrementally Winning the Web