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Twitter reaches 1 million 3rd party clients
Twitter has just published a blog post with some stats about its API, the stats include the fact that there are over 1 million 3rd party Twitter apps from 750,000 developers and that a new app is registered every 1.5 seconds. Not to mention the amount of money that has been put into developing Twitter apps, over 500 million dollars since December 2010, as well as billions put out into acquisitions.
These are some pretty impressive stats since the developer platform only supported 150,000 apps a year ago.
To boost its insane growth Twitter is launching a new developer portal built on Durpal. This new portal includes an upgraded discussion forum which is a move away from the old fashion mailing list Twitter used to use. There is also a new “Dev teatime” section that aims for developers to be more social with each other.
Twitter is also rolling out a new developer only blog, which will include tips, announcements, howto, events, and other subjects regarding the Twitter API.
Twitter has also rolled out a new streamline app manager and made improvements to the search at dev.twitter.com.
This is a step in the right direction to improve relations between Twitter and its developers, which haven’t been very good recently. In fact, they have been so bad that Twitter is currently under a federal investigation about them.