Will this be posted to the dev announcement list as well? I missed this until now because it was not -- only caught it by chance in my friends timeline via ReadWriteWeb.
-- Ed Finkler http://funkatron.com Twitter:@funkatron AIM: funka7ron ICQ: 3922133 XMPP:funkat...@gmail.com On Dec 28, 12:24 am, Ryan Sarver <rsar...@twitter.com> wrote: > Hey all, > > Now that the dust has settled a bit and we are in the midst of the holidays > I wanted to email everyone and provide some more details on the > announcements we made a few weeks ago at LeWeb. > > *50,000 apps* > We are continually amazed by all the incredible work the ecosystem does as a > whole and we proud that developers have created over 50,000 applications > that allow people to experience Twitter in so many different ways. We are > really looking forward to what 2010 has in store as we put more emphasis on > supporting the ecosystem better and maturing as a platform. We are humbled > by and appreciative all the hard work you do. Please continue to give us > feedback -- both good and bad -- on how we can support you better in your > efforts to build awesome apps. > > *Auth announcements* > With the recent launches of Retweet, Lists and Geotagging we have seen > applications struggle to provide the experience they want for their users > within the 150 req/hr limit. We are excited to open the skies up a bit and > provide some more room for developers to work within. Starting in a few > weeks all OAuth requests to api.twitter.com/1/ will be able to take > advantage of a 10x rate limit increase. Basic Whitelisting still exists and > is unchanged. We look forward to what this means in terms of the increased > richness around the user experience in Twitter apps. > > *Developer Site* > From the beginning we have used a disparate set of tools to help support the > community -- from the apiwiki, to code.google.com for issues to this mailing > group. It was a great way to get started quickly with fairly robust tools, > but we need a place for developers to start from and help them find the > right answers to their questions and help them solve their problems. We have > announced a new Developer Site that begins to consolidate these > communications channels and tools into a single place while adding some new, > exciting tools to help developers. There will be new reference > documentation, search, API console, API status dashboard (external > monitoring service) and clearer documentation of policies. We are investing > heavily in this area and will continue to improve the tools and content for > the ecosystem to make sure that you have everything you need to get started > and for continued support. We are really interested in getting your feedback > on what will create a great site, so please let us know your wishlist of > things that will help you be a more informed and more efficient developer. > > *Chirp - Twitter Developer Conference* > Personally one of the most exciting announcements is that we will be > throwing the first official Twitter Developer Conference which we are > calling Chirp. It will be a two day event focused on equipping developers > with all the tools they need to go forth and build great things. Day One > will be filled with speakers from Twitter and the ecosystem talking about a > broad range of topics like our roadmap, the Streaming API, how to develop > desktop applications, sentiment analysis, user research and more. At the end > of Day One we will kick off a 24-hour hack event with lots of great > announcements and surprises already lined up. We'll also be filling Day Two > with some workshops on specific topics for developers who want to dive deep > in certain areas. There are lots of great surprises in store for the event > and we hope to see lots of you there. > > *Firehose for everyone* > Finally, the announcement that has garnered the most coverage and > excitement. As I stated in the session at LeWeb we are committed to > providing a framework for any company big or small, rich or poor to do a > deal with us to get access to the Firehose in the same way we did deals with > Google and Microsoft. We want everyone to have the opportunity -- terms will > vary based on a number of variables but we want a two-person startup in a > garage to have the same opportunity to build great things with the full feed > that someone with a billion dollar market cap does. There are still a lot of > details to be fleshed out and communicated, but this a top priority for us > and we look forward to what types of companies and products get built on top > of this unique and rich stream. > > Sorry for the long-winded email, but there is lots of really exciting stuff > for us to be talking about. As always, we are very interested in getting > your feedback on the announcements and more generally on how we can continue > to improve how we work together. As I said a few times in the session, our > success is dependent on your success so please let us know what we can do to > help make you successful. > > Happy holidays, Ryan