Pownce releases API

Cool. Just saw that Pownce released an API (pownce is a micro blogging/presence/micromedia tool similar to Twitter).

Twitter still has a LOT more flow. This will be interesting to watch and see what happens now.

Pownce is a better system for sharing media with your friends than Twitter or Jaiku, though. I like the UI better too, although the UI really doesn’t matter anymore. I am using a tool called “snitter” to read my Twitter stuff. It’s cooler than Pownce is.

That’s the power of an API.

UPDATE: Pownce’s founder, Leah Culver, has more details on her blog and Dave Winer has a first review up. Dave says the API is only about 1/3rd complete.

17 thoughts on “Pownce releases API

  1. I must admit I was disappointed the API didn’t include posting ability, especially considering the unofficial API over at Google Code had it documented.

    Also, profile and friend/follower information is available already via microformats so not sure why that was supported ahead of posting.

  2. I must admit I was disappointed the API didn’t include posting ability, especially considering the unofficial API over at Google Code had it documented.

    Also, profile and friend/follower information is available already via microformats so not sure why that was supported ahead of posting.

  3. Too late, Kevin Rose…

    If there’s something I’ve learned about Digg/Pownce, it’s that the manpower behind all the technology is lazy and not receptive to feedback (in a timely manner or at all).

    I’m mostly back on Twitter now. I use Pownce only when I have to bitch about Digg. It should be pretty obvious. ;)

  4. Too late, Kevin Rose…

    If there’s something I’ve learned about Digg/Pownce, it’s that the manpower behind all the technology is lazy and not receptive to feedback (in a timely manner or at all).

    I’m mostly back on Twitter now. I use Pownce only when I have to bitch about Digg. It should be pretty obvious. ;)

  5. @David: Actually, Twitter can do everything but take comments on your posts, it just takes a 3rd party app to post from RSS feeds. Plus, it’s makes replies very easy by using the “@name” notation.

    -A

  6. @David: Actually, Twitter can do everything but take comments on your posts, it just takes a 3rd party app to post from RSS feeds. Plus, it’s makes replies very easy by using the “@name” notation.

    -A

  7. I got an invite for Pownce and even though I’ve signed up, I haven;t done anything with it. I probably will at some point though because I like it’s ability to share files – which differentiates it from the competition.

    I use Twitter and Jaiku. Although Twitter has more popularity at the moment, I believe Jaiku has a chance of overtaking Twitter because it can do mobile posts and web-based posts, but it can also do a lot more (commenting on posts, importing stuff from RSS feeds).

  8. I got an invite for Pownce and even though I’ve signed up, I haven;t done anything with it. I probably will at some point though because I like it’s ability to share files – which differentiates it from the competition.

    I use Twitter and Jaiku. Although Twitter has more popularity at the moment, I believe Jaiku has a chance of overtaking Twitter because it can do mobile posts and web-based posts, but it can also do a lot more (commenting on posts, importing stuff from RSS feeds).

  9. Ok, so you’re up late to write about Pownce? Or you’re up early to answer someone’s morning screaming (the reason I’ve been online for the last hour as well).

  10. Ok, so you’re up late to write about Pownce? Or you’re up early to answer someone’s morning screaming (the reason I’ve been online for the last hour as well).

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