Some random useful things:
Twitter, is scrapping Basic Auth! Which means no more simple curl calls, its on to OAuth.
In other twitter news, I use Notifo to forward my twitter replies to my iPhone, which uses Push.ly to grab the stream. Twitter has currently borked @Replies both in apps and on the website, however Notifo announced they have updated their website with a new design, (hurrah), and a desktop client (further hurrah).
So with my mac and growl I now get Growl @ Responses….. SUCCESS!
Facebook next, came across this today: http://developers.facebook.com/roadmap pretty much nails the coffin shut on FBML and suggests that we will all be using iFrames instead….
Not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing, since iFrames are not always the most secure of things, but will make sending more upto date stuff to a Facebook page easier. And no longer stuck with Facebook caching, which in itself is a useful thing….
Also they are moving to a larger oauth setting with the use of oauth version 2! And scrapping their Rest API.
So there is a lot of change going on within two of the larger things I have been involved with (in terms of building things for clients), so in this vein when is the Last.FM api moving to oAuth too, tho it does use a token based Auth now?!
I’m gonna need to do a lot of recoding/refactoring for things that use FBML and basic Auth….
Is oAuth the future for all API’s? What do you think?
O and I am going to invest in one of these!