The Digg API Is Out For You To Play With!!

20 04 2007

The owners of Digg have finally set up an API for apt programmers to make their own Digg mashups, sort of like the Google API and the ensuing mashups from that.

Here’s the link: Digg API

Note: The use of the API is free but there is a pretty heafty liscence agreement that goes with that free use.

Here’s what they have to say about their little treasure:

The Digg Application Programming Interface (API) has been created to let users and partners interact programmatically with Digg. The API returns Digg data in a form that can be easily integrated into an application or a web site. While the API is available to everyone free of charge, its use is subject to acceptance of our API License Agreement.We intend to make most of the data on available through the API. Currently, you can use the API to request very specific information about news stories and videos submitted to Digg, digging activity, comments, and users.

The API accepts REST requests and offers several response types: XML, JSON, Javascript, and serialized PHP. In addition, a PEAR module is available for PHP.

Its not like you get all the code to make your own Digg like site, but it could be fun.  I can’t wait to see what pops up.

Anyways, this ought to keep my fellow bored peeps busy for a bit.  Enjoy.



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