Twitter Is Unifying Their API Platform ➝

Andy Piper, writing on Twitter’s weblog:

Later this year, we’ll be launching a new developer experience that combines the free and easy access of the standard REST and streaming APIs with the enterprise-grade power and reliability of Gnip. The goal is to create an integrated Twitter API platform that serves everyone, from an individual developer testing a new idea to Twitter’s largest enterprise partners. This will simplify and strengthen our developer platform so that anyone building with us can confidently create and scale their applications, products, and businesses.

I believe developer relations is a crucial component to the long-term sustainability of Twitter as a business. I just hope they manage to make this happen without pissing off too many developers.