tag2find API to come sooner

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Many people have requested an API for interacting with tag2find from external sources (in both our forum and via e-mail). We think this is important but we always wanted to do it once we could provide a stable API, one which would not change and break other applications in subsequent releases. Therefore we always pushed the API back until we are able to ship a non-preview version. Well, as people are already interacting with tag2find without the API (see article in our forum for an importer of Picasa labels to tag2find, I’m very impressed!), we became even more aware how important the API is.

Therefore we will change our development plans in two ways: first, we will work to provide an API as soon as possible. Second, we want to make it available for the current 0.10 version, despite our initial plans to provide new features only in the Next Generation. Reason for also providing the API for 0.10 is, that we will go into limited testing of Next Generation within the next few weeks, but it will be available to the public only later on, once we are pleased with quality. But we do want to provide developers sooner with the API, as we see how urgent it is demanded.

We will keep you updated on the API and provide a quick overview of the possibilities for other developers within the next week.