"We wanted to take sufficient time to build a robust and powerful API," said Dalton Caldwell on the App.net blog. The platform just launched a free developer tier on February 25, after making paid accounts available in July 2012. Here's why they waited.
A handful of idealistic app developers like Dalton Caldwell have sworn off Facebook and Twitter, but is it riskier to build on top of established platforms or cobble together independent networks? Why not do both?
Available in stores today, Google's new phone, the G1, has already spawned a slew of new applications. Among these is a creation from social music site, imeem, that makes life just a little bit easier for G1 users.