Since we’ve been fortunate, or unfortunate enough to start over on Socialping (depending on how you look at it), we have an awesomely unique opportunity to 100% eat our own dog food, and we’re going to.
In Socialping’s v1 beta, the API was an after thought, and because of it, there were a lot of features that you could do in the web interface, but you couldn’t in the API. This was somewhat OK, but only because our iPhone app was the only thing that actually used the API. And even that wasn’t being used by many since it hasn’t been released in the app store yet. There has been a lot of talk recently about API’s and that they are good for business – I’m hoping that with the new focus on the API, we can prove that to ourselves.
Oh, and that dog food part? Socialping’s new site is going to be using the API for everything, and if we can’t do something we need to do in the API, we’ll add it.
It’s been a long weekend since we started working on the new Socialping, but we can already create new accounts and users, add watchlist items, tags/groups and more, all via our new API.
We’ve gotten a few suggestions already from our users on things that they’d like to see in the new Socialping, but we can always use more. What would you like to see in the new Socialping? What notification methods would you like to have access to? Let us know in the comments below.
Oh, and if you haven’t already, sign up for our new beta program to have access to Socialping as soon as it’s ready.