Personal API’s – Scope of and where we are now

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Personal APIs
Tuesday 3B

Convener: Sam Curren

Notes-taker(s): Sam Curren

Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps:

Businesses have APIs, why shouldn't people? This puts people on a level field with companies. Personal APIs can be called by businesses as well as other people.

PersonalAPIs have a consistant interface, but do not dictate the behavior underneath the API (behind the curtain, if you will). There is a business opportunity here, for paid servies that provide this behavior.

Personal APIs can host multiple interfaces by placing each one in a namespace via url segment:

Only minimal behavior will be supported by the core API itself, mainly focused around discovery of installed api extensions.

Example queries via the API: - Where are you? Shares back location subject to permission and granularity configuration. - I'd like to talk when convenient Registers a request to talk when convenient. Underneath the API, the request is not surfaced to the person until deemed non-disruptive.