Twitter API Has Spawned Other APIs And Lots Of Opportunity


Not only have the Twitter platform and API enabled hundreds of 3rd-party applications, they have helped spawn 43 other APIs — or Application Programming Interfaces — as well as a decent number of application opportunities.

APIs, if you’re not familiar with them, are the coding means by which web services companies allow developers outside their employ to integrate their services into other applications. Companies like Twitter offer up a sort of “black box” of functionality that other developers can access, to build their own apps.

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