Thanks and ToS call

In: Announcements by: mathys

20 May 2011

Dear beloved developers,

The last weeks have been pretty exciting for Moby.

But first a thank you!
Thank you for taking the time to use Moby for making your apps and sites more social.
We’ve passed the magic 1000 API developers marker!

Some other highlights:
There was a great hackathon at the TNW conference in Amsterdam. Four teams have built some cool apps with the Moby API.

Tweetdeck for iPhone, the beautiful Tweetbot, Echofon for Mac and YoruFukurou for Mac were some of the Twitter apps adding us, but also a cool screenshot app in Adobe Air named Screentweetr and a neat new photo app called Magichour added Moby as an upload destination.

For MobyNow (beta status, which has some undocumentated APIs) a Pro Cycling app and a Field Hockey app were launched. Our MobyNow APIs enable our developer community to tap into the real-time market and built context rich apps and services easily for their clients.

It has also been pretty hectic around the rights issues and Terms of Service of Twitpic and many of the other photo/video sharing services out there. I have blogged about this and many, many websites have stressed the not user-(read customer)-centric terms which entitle the platforms to sell the shared photos and videos. (TechCrunch, ASMP.org, TNW)

We think that developers and platforms should give their users good insights into what they can expect from the sites and services they use. When a default sharing service is used, the user ends up with an account and automatically has agreed to the ToS.

ToS action
That’s why we’re introducing a new API call for our developers. The ToS action.
This is a very simple call with which you can present the user with the ToS. :)

example:

api.mobypicture.com?action=getTOS&format=html
(you can choose: plain text, xml, json or html)

Let’s give our mutual customers/users the best possible service and present them with friendly partners :) Moby for default!

Thanks
Mathys
p.s. we’re hiring! looking for mobile developers and great thinkers

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