Instapaper Launches Full API
10 Feb 2011
just launched a Full API
giving developers access to web pages that Instagram users have saved to read later.
The API provides full Instapaper account access, but can only access web page bookmarks from paid-subscriber accounts.
Those who haven't paid the $1/month fee for an Instapaper account will still be able to submit to Instapaper using the Instapaper Simple API
The API uses oAuth 2.0 for authentication and provide a set of helper libraries to get going.
Instapaper API services and endpoints are:
Account / Authentication
Web Page Bookmarks
Instapaper has provided some insight on its blog regarding why it chose to provide Full API access to data from paid accounts
. It's a new and interesting perspective to the classic arguement of freemium versus paid accounts.
The first application developed using the Full API is Stacks for Instapaper
, a Windows Phone 7 client. developed by Matthieu Guyonnet-Duluc. More applications are sure to come.