Last week Joost de Valk contacted us with a question: “why doesn’t TwitterCounter offer an API?”
Well, the only reason why we didn’t offer it yet is that we (Arjen mainly) had been completely focused on keeping up with growth and making sure the servers weren’t crashing on us. But a few weeks ago we upgraded our servers and the service was doing fine so I decided to start coding on the API right away.
TwitterCounter in Mint
TwitterCounter in Clicky
Within hours it became clear to me that building a complete API was actually more difficult than my developers skills permitted me to comprehend. I contacted Joost again and asked him what he needed exactly in an API. He responded with a list of features that made me desperate! I could never built all that on short notice! But he ended his note with a sentence that made me smile.
He said “… but if you give me the root password for your service I can just build it for you. :-)”.
I quickly consulted Arjen and we both agreed that it would be an interesting idea to just hand over the keys to the castle! So I emailed Joost our server details and just hoped it would all turn out okay.
Today we are proudly presenting the TwitterCounter API.
Joost de Valk has built a Pepper for Mint and Sean Hammons has integrated TwitterCounter into Clicky. If you have ideas on how to use TwitterCounter Data for your service don’t hesitate to contact us.