History of APIs - Twitter
26 Jan 2011
On September 20, 2006 Twitter introduced the Twitter API to the world.
In the beginning, Twitter used Basic Auth for API authentication, resulting the now infamous Twitter OAuth Apocalypse almost four years later, when Twitter forced all those using the API to switch to OAuth.
In four short years Twitters API has become the center of countless desktop clients, mobile applications, web apps, and businesses -- even by Twitter itself, in its IPhone, IPad, Android apps via its public website.