Facebooks opens door wider to third party devs with new API

by admin April 28, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Facebook has announced that it has launched an Open Stream API that will allow third-party developers to make use of the scads of data that users pump into Facebook every day. Soon, we could have Facebook clients that can filter, mix, and post comments on feed items.

Facebook has launched an API for its activity stream, making it possible for third parties to create software and services that allow users to directly interact with their streams without visiting Facebook. The Facebook Open Stream API will not only allow client applications to display a user’s stream, it will also allow them to filter, mix, and even post comments to various feed items.

For those of you who aren’t addicted to Facebook, the activity stream is the Twitter-like list of feed items that displays on your Facebook home page, made up of updates from all of your Facebook friends. Things that they are doing, groups they have joined, relationships they have entered or left, events they are attending, photos they have posted, and more are all part of this stream that will be incorporated into the Open Stream API.

Read more: arstechnica.com