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dalton
    Announcing the App.net File API [blog.app.net]
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      aj
        @dalton Very cool. Now let's see where this goes
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          heikowitte
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            wildbill
              Whoa, this is REALLY neat. Ideas abound... >> @dalton: Announcing the App.net File API [blog.app.net]
              riposte
                @dalton Awww, you shouldn’t have!
                charlesg
                  Coolness! >> @dalton: Announcing the App.net File API [blog.app.net]
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                    fields
                      @dalton @berg What would be awesome is if you could proxy files on other url-accessible services behind your app.net file storage. i.e.: your files are stored on S3, but they show up in your app.net files for use with apps.
                      sham
                        @dalton why must you ALWAYS do a #rollout just before i sleep?!?! I have to work you know! ;) GJ team @adn.
                        pilgrim
                          @dalton This API just solved a *huge* problem for the next ADN app I’m working on. Thanks!
                          berg
                            @fields definitely something to think about. we’d have to figure out exactly how it’d work, and you’d have to grant us full access to the bucket, but … perhaps. :) / @dalton
                            mattalexander
                              @dalton This is phenomenal. Well done.
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                                fields
                                  @berg Unless you want to be in the file storage business as an add-on (and maybe you do), it seems better to give people a choice of where to stash their files (someplace even more under their control) if they want to go past the limit. @dalton
                                  berg
                                    @fields at very least, it’ll be very, very easy to sync your App.net content with backups. I will get basic support done for this very soon, and probably write some sample code for it. I’d love to see an app written to handle backups.
                                    berg
                                      @fields still something we’re figuring out, to be honest. :) / @dalton
                                      jayesh
                                        Incredible! >> @charlesg: Coolness! >> @dalton: Announcing the App.net File API [blog.app.net]
                                        drewhilliard
                                          @dalton Very exciting. Keep up the good work.
                                          aj
                                            Cross platform messaging and group messaging is on its way. Photo sharing is on its way. And those are just the rudimentary ideas @dalton
                                            trine
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                                                jools
                                                  @dalton @berg Amazing! What a fantastic solution. Good job.
                                                  nhk
                                                    @dalton sounds great. But what I do not understand: how is that unbundling? I am just bundling my stuff with ADN. Before I had for example Flickr bad apps could be developed for that API. Isn't it more like centralizing all my data in one service?
                                                    jools
                                                      @dalton @berg Blown away. Win-win. Can't imagine many being unhappy with this. Devs who've built media services get to keep them, and other devs can collaborate. Users have data stored where they trust it, but with total flexibility. Big thumbs-up.
                                                      jdscolam
                                                        @jools @dalton @berg one question, are the "You own your stuff" ToS still in place for files? If so, it's a GIANT win!
                                                        berg
                                                          @jdscolam yes! I believe there are some ToS updates in the queue to make that a bit more clear.
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                                                          jdn
                                                            @dalton Cheers! This looks awesome!!
                                                            brianwillis
                                                              @dalton that’s some awesome work there.
                                                              axx
                                                                This could be huge for App.net. >> @adn: >> @dalton: Announcing the App.net File API [blog.app.net]
                                                                jools
                                                                  @jdscolam @dalton @berg This is so insanely flexible. When I sleep at night, I dream in App.net API's and design patterns. This is just going to make it worse. ;)
                                                                  jdscolam
                                                                    @jools ugh, I know, it's torture. //@dalton @berg
                                                                    dino
                                                                      @dalton awesome. This is exactly the sort of platform-move I hoped App.net would make when I finally decided to plunk down the dough after months of going back-and-fourth.
                                                                      jools
                                                                        @jdscolam "There can be only one" file api (but many services), as this video of Berg shows. http://youtu.be/4AoOa-Fz2kw
                                                                        svenseebeck
                                                                          @dalton Well this is great news. Looking forward to see what’s going to happen with this.
                                                                          jpm
                                                                            I'm blown away! >> @dalton: Announcing the App.net File API [blog.app.net]
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                                                                              dalton
                                                                                @aj I am as curious/excited as everyone else :)
                                                                                dalton
                                                                                  @sham I think it has something to do with timezones ;)
                                                                                  dalton
                                                                                    @mattalexander thanks. I am going to listen where you talk about it with @imyke :)
                                                                                    sleepnclass
                                                                                      @dalton congrats on the file API. Seems cool
                                                                                      dalton
                                                                                        @nhk there are different definitions of “unbundling” but it came up a lot during telecom debates: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local-loop_unbundling
                                                                                        donkeir
                                                                                          @dalton This is a very smart move you guys have made. My head's already spinning with ideas around this API. Exciting times ahead!
                                                                                          dalton
                                                                                            @julien thanks. How are things going with you?
                                                                                            richardbuckle
                                                                                              @dalton Totally Instapaper’d for more careful reading.
                                                                                              dalton
                                                                                                @dino great, hopefully you find value in it :)
                                                                                                caz
                                                                                                  @dalton @adn am I seeing right, did you just hyperlink? I didn’t know you could do that in posts? Either that or I’m fried from all day in code?
                                                                                                  dalton
                                                                                                    @cazepeda yes, it’s an API feature called link entities: http://developers.app.net/docs/meta/entities/#links A couple of apps support posting them, pretty much all of them support reading them
                                                                                                    caz
                                                                                                      @dalton nice! I almost thought that it was something not allowed or a hack of some sort. I hadn’t seen it used until I saw your post. So much to learn!
                                                                                                      fbartho
                                                                                                        @dalton is this intended to compete with dropbox/google drive/iCloud?
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                                                                                                            @fbartho I wouldn’t say that it is intended to compete with those services directly. They are already quite good at file syncing. We are trying to take some of the storage concepts and apply them to social data. There seems to be room for innovation here