Lately I’ve been playing with the FriendFeed API. It is generally a well written and responsive API. There are a few bugs and limitations (I even found a little bug in the C# library).
The 2 most annoying limitations for me are:
- You cannot retrieve entries by a date range, you can only specify a start position and how many entries you want to retrieve. So if you’re trying to scan backwards you need to jump through hoops to decide when to stop.
- The “page 11″ limitation – try browsing FriendFeed and navigate through previous pages. Page 9, page 10, page 11, page 12 … What’s that? Clicking anything past page 11 just gives you the same results over and over again. With a limitation of 30 entries per API request this means you can get a maximum of 300 entries.
No other major rants at this point.