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Six Apart Opens TypePad API to Developers, Resurrects Micro-Blogging Platform

Submitted by on 16 August, 2022 – 4:32 am

Blogging software and services provider Six Apart ( is opening its platform TypePad ( to developers, they can make intelligent use of the cloud of TypePad and create new APIs for social applications . The social application built on a platform, TypePad Motion ( / go / motion), has also been released to the open source community, giving organizations and individuals start their own micro-blogging communities.

TypePad rebuilt and open platform for development

In this week’s Future of Web Apps conference in London, Six Apart has announced that it has reconstructed the TypePad platform from the ground up over the past year, the introduction of social networking features like profiles, the followers of micro-blogging, and status updates to their members. Organizations can implement these social applications, leaving the storage, infrastructure and organization of social graph data and objects to the cloud of TypePad.

The enhancements also allow developers to build social applications now have a powerful API that performs and organizes social data and the cloud of TypePad. The API is available for developers on the preview to let our first impressions with the team at TypePad. It is already being used by the rock band Metric ( as a way to interact with fans.

“We’ve been experimenting with TypePad movement with some of our artists and are extremely excited about the results and creative possibilities,” marketing platforms for EMI Music Vice President Eric Case said in a statement. “TypePad Motion is a developer platform ideal for connecting artists and fans – with added elegance content of services that artists can now use, and has incorporated social tools for their most passionate fans come together and share their experiences one place online. ”

TypePad from Six Apart Developer Program ( gives developers a preview of the API developer TypePad. The TypePad application open source movement can be easily adapted to other social applications, according to the company.

Pownce Gets New Life as TypePad Motion

Six Apart is also open source TypePad Motion, which is derived from the code base Pownce, Six Apart, which it bought in 2008. Motion provides the basis for a Twitter-like micro-blogging community, but also provides a reference for developers and others to build social applications on the platform TypePad. TypePad Motion is written in Python using the Django framework.

Kevin Rose, founder of Digg and Pownce, said, “I’m excited to see Six Apart Developer program is opening a new clever way to create social applications,” said “Less than a year after its acquisition of Pownce, Six Apart is scheduled to start developing new and innovative applications on its platform in the cloud “.

While social networking applications like Twitter and Facebook tend to thrive in the concentration of large numbers of people, Six Apart is giving developers the power to create similar communities, but those who will be more focused. Sites and while the platform TypePad gives website owners the opportunity to run their own social applications independently branded, that may be easily integrated TypePad other projects supported through a cloud sitting easy using your Facebook, Twitter, TypePad, or OpenID logins.

“We believe this is a better way of building social websites,” Six Apart CEO Chris Alden and president, said in a statement. “As a social fact that Six Apart publication accessible to millions with our blogging tools, our goal with the TypePad platform is to make the next generation of social applications much easier to build and scale.”

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