Twitter is updating its API v2 in order that builders can search for its Areas social audio rooms, the company announced Wednesday, which may permit them to share details about Areas extra simply outdoors the Twitter app.
Twitter has been quickly bettering Areas, however prior to now, you may solely see them on Twitter’s personal apps. However beginning Wednesday, “all developers using the new Twitter API v2 will be able to look up live or scheduled Spaces using criteria like Spaces ID, user ID, or keyword,” Twitter says, which sounds prefer it implies that a developer can use that info to level you to a Area from inside their very own app.
This doesn’t seem to imply that builders will have the ability to allow you to hearken to or attend Areas inside their apps, nevertheless — it sounds such as you’ll nonetheless solely have the ability to attend a Area on Twitter.
Regardless of that limitation, the brand new options might be an attractive carrot for builders to undertake Twitter’s API v2, the corporate’s rebuilt API that launched in August. For a while, the corporate opted to restrict how builders may construct upon Twitter and combine it into their providers and apps, however the ongoing updates to API v2 appear to sign that Twitter is continuous to welcome builders into the fold as soon as once more.