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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

TwitFeeder is not for Twitter only

The TwitFeeder has support for non-Twitter sources - crossposted from the TwitFeeder blog:

The TwitFeeder uses the Twitter API to get the different bits and pieces of information needed to generate the enhanced RSS feed. However Twitter isn’t the only one exposing the API:

What does this mean for users? All the Twitter specific tools just became more usable, leading to more integration and less time-wasting (which is the main idea behind this site). You can use the TwitFeeder to subscribe to any site which exposes the Twitter API:

More API support = Less siloed information = More fun

Programmers sidenote: there is no “official” compatibility test for the API, so you can never be sure that you are perfectly compatible – there will be always some gray areas (for example the exact link to a status message – which varies between different implementations). All you can do is to have rigorous unit tests. And code reuse either using our sources or pything-twitter to which we’ve contributed support for multiple sources.


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