Twitter Geo API Available
It went live yesterday (Twitter blog) and the Twittersphere was excited. The only challenge: it’s an API so only developers, not end users, could do anything with it. Further, you can’t take advantage of the API from the website, so, no cool location maps when using Twitter.com. But, those developers who build their own apps are already using the API: Birdfeed, Seesmic Web, Foursquare, Gowalla, Twidroid, Twittelator Pro. There’s a nice best practices doc for developers, that’s also valuable for end-users, I must say.
For us end-users on the site: for now, all you can do is turn the geotagging feature on or off (it’s OFF by default). You do that via your settings where you can also delete your location history.
ReadWriteWeb has a nice overview of the kinds of apps the API may make possible.