More Than Standard, Less Than Enterprise: Twitter Debuts Premium APIs

Twitter also announced a new self-serve portal for developers

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Twitter developers who don’t get enough data out of the social network’s free standard application-programming interfaces but don’t have room for the Gnip enterprise APIs in their budgets now have access to a middle ground.

Senior product manager Adam Tornes introduced Twitter’s new premium APIs in a blog post, saying that the initiative will kick off with the public beta launch of the Search Tweets API Tuesday.

Tornes said of the only two API options prior to Tuesday’s announcement that Twitter’s standard APIs offered “basic query functionality and foundational access” to Twitter data, while enterprise APIs give developers access to “real-time and historical data to power businesses at scale,” adding, “This left a gap that made it painful for growing businesses to deliver scalable solutions to customers—a concern that we’ve heard at developer events, in our forums and in conversations.



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