Introducing the New Pocket API for Developers and Publishers
It has been an incredible year for Pocket: grown to more than 6 million users, and iOS, Android and Kindle Fire apps.
With 10,000 developers integrating their apps and sites with Pocket, and 45% of Pocket’s more than 1 million daily saves come from third-party apps.
Pocket is often one of the most-used share services.
The new Pocket API, which makes it even easier for developers and publishers to put Pocket to work in their own apps—and to do so in more powerful ways.
What’s In the Pocket AP
The API includes easy integration and access to the great Pocket features available in our native apps. Here’s what’s new:
• Quick authentication: With OAuth 2, users can connect to Pocket with just two taps and without having to enter their username and password.
• Drop-in iOS/Mac SDK: With just a few lines of code, you can drop Pocket’s all new Objective-C SDK into your app, which manages authentication, performs API requests, and provides access to all of the new API features. (See our video demo below.)
• New API Features: Developers and publishers can access all of Pocket’s most up-to-date features, including favorites, content type filters, more robust tagging, and domain searches.
• New developer portal: We have a new developer site with improved documentation including step-by-step implementation instructions and examples.
Pocket was founded in 2007 by Nate Weiner to help people save interesting articles, videos and more from the web for later enjoyment. Once saved to Pocket, the list of content is visible on any device — phone, tablet or computer. It can be viewed while waiting in line, on the couch, during commutes or travel. The world’s leading save-for-later service currently has more than 17 million registered users and is integrated into more than 1500 apps including Flipboard, Twitter and Zite. It is available for major devices and platforms including iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac, Kindle Fire, Kobo, Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera and Windows.
Mike’s experience in the technology industry is quite extensive. During his career, he has had the good fortune of serving both as a designer of complex enterprise applications and as a corporate executive. Read More…