Twitter has today announced on its Developers Blog its ready to share its media upload API with third party developers. The newly launched Photo Upload API is now ready for download and available from the Twitter Developers website.
Even though some third party applications have already supported sending photos via Twitter, the services needed to use their own methods or use additional help provided by TwitPic or yFrog.
So if you prefer using one of the other alternative applications available for reading and responding in Twitter you should soon see a nice update soon that will also allow you to send photos.
Twitter explains on their Developer Blog:
If you’ve used OAuth Echo for image uploads, you’ll find that the new method available at POST statuses/update_with_media is simpler and requires fewer dependencies. One of the first things you’ll notice about this method is the host name: status updates with media can only be executed onupload.twitter.com rather than api.twitter.com. Using this alternative host name for the upload path ensures high availability and flexibility.
Twitter are also looking to incorporate the new Photo Upload API service into Twitter mobile clients very soon. As always we will keep you posted as news is released.
Source: Tech Crunch : Twitter
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