Steve Streza (lead platform developer at Pocket) has seamlessly integrated App.net’s private messaging and file APIs into OS X’s Messages app:

The people you follow will be shown in your buddy list. Double clicking one will open a new chat window and start a new private messaging session. Sending and receiving messages happen very fast, usually within a second. You can drag files into the chat window, and they will upload to your account’s App.net file storage and be sent as part of a message.

The Messaging API is analogous to Twitter’s direct messages, though far more flexible (can include more than two participants, etc.)

I really hope that by now people have realized that ADN is not a Twitter clone but instead a series of APIs that can be used to build a wide variety of different applications. Say what you will about App.net but this is something that simply couldn’t be built on top of Twitter due to their API restrictions.

  1. bestnatesmithever reblogged this from alexstone and added:
    Interesting.
  2. alexstone said: Oh hell yes.
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