App.net is a subscription-based, ad-free social network and API, a home for meaningful interactions and a platform developers can trust. We rely on our developers and our developers can rely on us for a robust, responsive and transparent platform.
This page is your starting point to getting familiar with the App.net developer platform. Our aim is to get you up and running as quickly and easily as possible. What you see here is always under revision and we always want you to give us your feedback.
There are numerous ways for developers to get help utilizing the platform and to provide feedback. During typical San Francisco business hours there are App.net staff members available to answer questions in our HipChat. Developers (along with App.net staff) are often chatting in the Developer Channel. For general inquiries about account/service related issues email firstname.lastname@example.org. For developer inquiries about the API, our Terms of Service, letting us know about something you’re working on, etc., email email@example.com. In addition to the above you can report bugs and provide feedback on the API using the issue tracker or by using pull requests and commit comments on the Github repo for the API or the repo for these docs.
All usage of the App.net API is governed by our Developer Terms of Service. We spent a great deal of time making this document readable, concise, and developer friendly. Please take the time to review it.
Establishing a robust ecosystem of great apps is critical for our success. We’re always looking for more ways to promote the work of our third party developers.
If you’re submitting your application to one of Apple’s App Stores, we suggest you implement authentication via the Password Flow or it’s possible your app will be rejected.
Libraries, tools, code samples, blog posts and other resources to help you build great apps for the platform are featured on the Developer Resources wiki page. Please contribute and help us make this resource better.